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FAO launches the Legal Assessment Tool (LAT) for gender-equitable land tenure

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14/07/2014

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has designed and developed an assessment tool to explore gender equality in land tenure and support the implementation of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT).

The Legal Assessment Tool for gender-equitable land tenure (LAT) sheds some light on the legal intricacies surrounding men and women’s access to land, the progress made over the years and existing positive elements in the legal framework. It will also serve policy-makers in identifying areas where women are at a disadvantage and where legal reform is needed.

The LAT relies primarily on the information contained in the various sections of the GLRD's country profiles; a database that provides updated information about constitutions, family law, succession law, land law, customary and religious law and that also explores how they support - or fail to support - the advancement of women and gender-differentiated access to land. The tool has so far been applied to over 18 countries and will be applied to all 83 countries in upcoming months.

Discover more about the LAT and its role in promoting gender equality in the Gender and Land Rights Database website (GLRD).

 

Complete list of LAT Assessments:

China
Colombia
Ecuador
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Kenya
Madagascar
Mali
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Nepal
Nicaragua
Panama
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Tunisia