This country report provides information on the national legal framework including rights entrenched in the Constitution, women's property and use rights in Civil Code, Labour Code,and Family Code, inheritance legal mechanisms , land law and policies/Institutional mechanisms enforcing or preventing women’s land rights, customary law and land tenure and related institutions.
The publication presents perspectives from a number of countries including Sudan reflecting the idea that women’s land, property and housing rights require treatment within a broad human rights framework and that women’s status and condition, as well as their experience of violence, is intimately connected with their ability to exercise fundamental socio-economic and cultural rights. The contribution from Sudan documents the interplay between rights to land and property (or lack thereof) and violence against women.
This is the tenth in a series of articles concerning the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA), explaining how different parts were negotiated, what the paragraphs mean, and how they should be implemented. This article focuses on the question of land tenure. Conflict over land is one of the major reasons for the war in Darfur.
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.