Women and Land in Africa

Culture, Religion and Realizing Women's Rights

L. Muthoni Wanyeki

Women and Land in Africa

L. Muthoni Wanyeki

Distributed for Zed Books

400 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $44.95 ISBN: 9781842770979 Published March 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction
L. Muthoni Wanyeki

PART I: WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS IN RURAL AFRICA: LAW AND PRACTICE

1. Women and Land in Cameroon: Questioning Women's Land Status and Claims for Change
Patrice Bigombe Logo and Elise-Henrietta Bikie

2. Women's Land Rights in the Third World : The Case of Ethiopia
Zenabaworke Tadesse

3. Women's Land Rights in Mozambique: Cultural, Legal and Social Contexts
Liazzat Bonate

4. Women and Land in Northern Nigeria: The Need for Independent Ownership Rights
Hussaina J. Abdullah and Ibrahim Hamza

5. Culture, Practice and Law: Women's Access to Land in Rwanda
Jennie E. Burnet and the Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development

6. Women and Land in Africa: A Case Study from Senegal
Ngone Diop Tine and Mouhamadou Sy

7. Gender, Land and Rights: Contemporary Contestations in Law, Policy and Practice in Uganda
Winnie Bikaako and John Ssenkumba

PART II: KEY LAND RIGHTS ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

8. Cameroon: Overcoming Custom, Discrimination and Powerlessness

9. Ethiopia: Women's Status and Land Reform

10. Nigeria: The Road to Independent Ownership

11. Senegal: Land Rights, Culture and Religion

12. Uganda: The Search for Secure Land Tenure

Appendix: Women's Rights under International Law and Policy

PART III: THE ADVOCACY PROCESS: THE EXAMPLE OF ETHIOPIA

13. Women's Access to and Control over Land in Ethiopia: The First Workshop
Rachel Kagoiya, Atsango Chesoni and L. Muthoni Wanyeki

14. Enhancing Ethiopian Women's Access to and Control over Land: The Second Workshop
Atsango Chesoni and Grace Githaiga
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