Rights of women to the natural resources land and water.
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Published by NEDA in The Hague .
Written in English


  • Land tenure.,
  • Water rights.,
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.

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Edition Notes

SeriesWomen and development working paper ;, 2
ContributionsNetherlands. Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Voorlichtingsdienst Ontwikkelingssamenwerking.
LC ClassificationsK738 .R54 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. ;
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL463929M
ISBN 109053281509
LC Control Number98183549

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Women’s Rights and Access to use and own Natural Resources like Land By Alfred Isa GASSAMA This Policy Brief is set to propound women’s rights and access to natural resources as indicated in the National Land Policy (NLP) and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land Fisheries and Forests in the context of national food security (VGGT). WOMEN’S RIGHTS OVER LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES In many societies women are still prevented from owning land indpendent of men and lack of formal rights over land makes it difficult to negotiate with government and corporate actors. THREATENED LIVELIHOODS: FOOD SECURITY AND ACCESS TO WATER Projects to exploit natural resources that limit. Women Watch, ). While women often have legal rights to own land and resources such as in the case of Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Ethiopia (PRB, ; Sass, ) in reality customs often prevent women from taking de facto control of land and natural resources. (UN DESA, ; Coleman, ). This lack of land ownership or tenure negatively. poverty of rural women.3 A. Land and property rights Despite efforts to diversify, most households in rural areas still depend on land and natural resources for their basic subsistence. Without secure land rights, farmers have little or no access to credit, rural organizations, irrigation systems and other.

management of natural resources can be used to enhance women’s engagement and empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Part I of the report examines the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources: land, renewable and extractive resources. In many cases the analysis of gender perspectives in relation to water resources must be context-specific. Productive versus domestic use of water, women’s and men’s access to and control over water, and land, credit and extension services are examples of issues that need to be addressed. Additional Resources; Women play a critical role in managing natural resources on family and community levels and are most affected by environmental degradation. In communities around the world, women manage water, sources for fuel, and food, as well as both forests and agricultural terrain.   Women have the potential to play a critical role in this process, as they use and manage land and other natural resources, while meeting water, food and energy needs in households and communities. However, this use rarely translates into women being allowed to influence the distribution of natural resources or being given a decision making role.

By , ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance. Today's union of nature preservation with women's rights and liberation has stemmed from invasion of their rights in the past. In developing areas of the world, women are considered the primary users of natural resources (Land, forest, and water), because they are the ones who are responsible for gathering food, fuel, and fodder. Rights of women to the natural resources land and water. By von K. Benda-Beckmann, de M. Bruijn, van J.W.M. Dijk, water resources, ruimtelijke ordening, physical planning. Date: Wednesday, November 6, Geneva/New York/Nairobi. Ensuring that women have better access to, and control of, natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today.