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Differentiations in Women’s Land Tenure Experiences: Implications for Women’s Land Access and Tenure Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Dachaga, Walter
dc.contributor.author Paradza, Gaynor
dc.contributor.author Chigbu, Uchendu Eugene
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-27T11:48:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-27T11:48:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-22
dc.identifier.citation © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland en_US
dc.identifier.uri © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/991
dc.description.abstract Most literature on land tenure in sub-Saharan Africa has presented women as a homogenous group. This study uses evidence from Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe to show that women have differentiated problems, needs, and statuses in their quest for land access and tenure security. It illustrates how women-to-women differences influence women’s access to land. By investigating differentiations in women’s land tenure in the three countries, the study identifies multiple and somewhat interlinked ways in which differentiations exist in women’s land tenure. It achieved some key outcomes. The findings include a matrix of factors that differentiate women’s land access and tenure security, a visualisation of women’s differentiation in land tenure showing possible modes for actions, and an adaptable approach for operationalising women’s differentiation in land tenure policies (among others). Using these as evidence, it argues that women are a highly differentiated gender group, and the only thing homogenous in the three cases is that women are heterogeneous in their land tenure experiences. It concludes that an emphasis on how the differentiation among women allows for significant insight to emerge into how they experience tenure access differently is essential in improving the tenure security of women. Finally, it makes policy recommendations en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.subject Differentiation en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.subject Land rights en_US
dc.subject Land access en_US
dc.subject Women's land tenure experiences en_US
dc.title Differentiations in Women’s Land Tenure Experiences: Implications for Women’s Land Access and Tenure Security in Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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