Gender perspectives on property and inheritance: a global source book
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."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
women and family law in Cote dlvoire
advocacy for legal reforms in
2 other sections not shown
access to land agrarian agricultural areas bilateral inheritance Bolivia Botswana bride price changes civil code colonial Cote d'lvoire countries cultural customary law d'lvoire daughters decision-making Discrimination against Women discussed divorce economic effects family laws farm favour gender equality gender relations household husband Includes index Includes lit.refs ISBN India indigenous inequality inherit land inheritance of land inheritance practices inheritance rights institutions issues Ivorian Kenya Kerala labour land policy land reform land tenure Latin America legal system legislation Library code lit.refs ISSN livelihood male marital marriage Moorkanad Muslim Namaqualand NGOs norms organization ownership Oxfam participation patrilineal peasant political production programmes property rights regime region rights of women rights to land role rural women social society South Africa Southern Africa spouses status of women strategies tabs Tanzania traditional Uganda widows wives women's access women's land rights women's rights Zimbabwe