Gender and Land Rights Database


1. UN Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision Population Database (available at, New York, USA, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.

2. Government of the Republic of Namibia. 2008. Official website, at

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4. The United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report 2007/2008. Fighting climate change: human solidarity in a divided world (available at ). New York, USA.

5. International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW), Strickland, R. S. 2004. To have and to hold. Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa (available at Washington, DC.

6. FAO. 2001. Forest Outlook studies in Africa (FOSA) Country Report – Namibia (available at FOSA Working Paper. Rome.

7. CIA. 2009. The World Factbook: Nambia (available at [accessed October 2009]. Washington DC.

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9. FAO. 2005. Breaking ground: Present and future perspectives for women in agriculture (available at. ). Rome.

10. FAO Statistical Yearbook 2010 (available at )

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12. The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia. 1990. Available athttp://

13. FAO, Fuller, B. 2006. Improving Tenure Security for the Rural Poor. Namibia Country Case Study. Investing in Rights: Lessons From Rural Namibia (available at Rome.

14. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). 2005. Land Tenure, Housing Rights and Gender - National and Urban Framework: Namibia (available at Nairobi, Kenya.

15. Legal Assistance Centre (LAC). 2005. Marital property in civil and customary marriages. Proposals for law reform. Gender research & advocacy project (available at ). Windhoek.

16. Legal Assistance Centre (LAC). 2008. Official website, Windhoek

17. BBC. 2005. Namibia expropriates first farm ( London, BBC News.

18. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 2005. CEDAW/C/NAM/2-3. Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under Article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Second and third periodic reports (available at New York, USA.

19. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). 2005. Shared tenure options for women. A global overview (available at Nairobi.

20. Republic of Namibia. 1996/97 Annual Agricultural Survey - Basic Analysis of Communal Agriculture - January 1998 (available at Windhoek.

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22. John Mendelsohn, Louise Shixwameni and Uda Nakamhela. 2012. An overview of communal land tenure in Namibia: unlocking its economic potential. Paper presented to the Bank of Namiba Annual Symposium. Available at:

23. Uda Nakamhela and John Mendelsohn.  2010. Options to strengthen land tenure for conservancies. Legal opinion .Available at:

24. Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, National Gender Policy (2010-2020) available at

Sources: numbers in brackets (*) refer to sources displayed in the Bibliography