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Securing Land and Property Rights for All

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rw_rightsWomen's access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to an adequate standard of living. Throughout the world, gender inequality when it comes to land and other productive resources is related to women's poverty and exclusion. Barriers which prevent women's access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources often include inadequate legal standards and/or ineffective implementation at national and local levels, as well as discriminatory cultural attitudes and practices at the institutional and community level.

The purpose of this publication is to provide detailed guidance to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women's rights to land and other productive resources. It presents an overview of international and regional legal and policy instruments recognizing women's rights to land and other productive resources, and discusses ways of advancing a human rights-based approach to women's rights to land and other productive resources.

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