Gender perspectives on property and inheritance: a global source book

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Oxfam, 2001 - Law - 142 pages
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Extrait de la couverture : "Legal and customary arrangements and practices govern women's rights and access to resources, such as land and housing. This book highkights women's unequal position in formal and customary laws and practices and the way in which gender relations affect women's and men's access to property through inheritance. The introduction examines how gender relations defiine ownership and control of property and the attention that the issue of gender equality has received in the development agenda. Five reviews from Latin America, Ivory Coast, South Africa, the Middle East and India focus on the disjuncture between law and practice in terms of women's property and land rights, inheritance, access to resources, marriage and employement. These contributions also reflect on the importance of women's participation in decison-making forums and the need for women's political organization and mobilization in order to redress gender imbalances in land and inheritance rights."

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