Rights of Women and Access to Land in Sénégal: a Citizenship to be Conquered

The feminization of poverty in Sénégal seems largely related to women's difficulty in accessing resources, notably land. Patrilinear modes of social organization persist despite the existence of laws protecting the rights of women. Several studies have attempted to explain the persistence of gender-based injustice. However, they provide only a partial understanding of the plurality of situations and specific conditions of women. This project seeks to produce knowledge that will be used to advance the effectiveness of women's economic rights in Sénégal. Researchers will document access by women (in all their diversity) to property, produce tools for advocating for more effective rights and citizenship for women, and strengthen the capacity of women's organizations to advocate for better application of the laws and regulations governing women's access to land.
Sall, Fatou Diop