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Her Land: Making a case for women’s right to land

Many women are doubly disadvantaged: by poverty and by gender. Women make up at least half the world’s population but two thirds of the world’s poor. In many places, national laws, social customs and patriarchal tenure systems prevent many from holding rights to land.

Lack of secure tenure makes it hard not only for the women but also threatens their families, including children the elderly and the sick

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