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Women’s Land Rights in Niger. Securing Women’s Resource Rights through Gender Transformative Approaches

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This review provides an overview of the existing land governance arrangements in Niger regulating women’s land rights. The first section discusses land tenure systems and institutional arrangements. The second part discusses two different types of land tenure interventions – registration and certification – and the extent to which they have impacted the recognition of women’s land rights. The third part unpacks the predominant barriers to and gaps in recognition of women’s rights to land, while the last part highlights land dispute resolution mechanisms and their implications for women.

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    Enokenwa, O; Hannay, L.; Elias, M.




    gender, customary law, land tenure, legal rights, rural women, rural communitiy



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