Base de données Genre et le Droit à la Terre


Autres facteurs ayant une influence sur les droits fonciers différenciés selon le genre

- Civil society organizations stimulated public dialogue on land reform before the 2001 elections, highlighting ownership of land as a key factor in achieving women’s empowerment. However, in practice, no reforms have taken place to address the issue of women’s access to land (15).

- Rural women are not aware of their rights and of the legal provisions that could support them in achieving them. High rates of illiteracy exacerbate the information gap (17).

- Women cannot access credit from the private banking sectors because in most cases they do not own assets which can be used as collateral. Moreover, women are not familiar with bureaucratic procedures and requirements (17).

- The number of female-headed households is increasing as a consequence of male migration. The increasing landlessness forces men to leave rural areas and often the country in search for wage labour, leaving women working on the land without being able to dispose of it (17).

Sources:  Les nombres affichés entre parenthèse (*) font référence aux sources énumérées dans la Bibliographie.