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The project “Women’s Rights for Inclusive Development and Growth in Africa” aims to hold governments accountable on on the implementation of policies and laws on women’s land rights monitoring the nature of policies and the actions they take. The project has focused on women’s land rights in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Togo and South Africa.

A scorecard has been developed to look at how countries perform in a number of themes, ranging from the extent to which the law makes provision for equal rights for women to the extent to which women’s rights are protected against corporate takeover. The findings thus far are sobering: while most countries look good on paper, guaranteeing rights in law, they do much more badly in enforcement. Check out the scorecard here, or watch the scorecard video below.

Women’s Land Rights in Africa Scorecard 2019

The project also produced a Training of Trainers (ToT) module downloable below.


Project blogs

Emmanuel Sulle: Lack of policy implementation holds back women’s land rights in Africa

By Blog, Uncategorized, Women's Land Rights
Words by Emmanuel Sulle For many African countries, the lack of proper implementation of existing policies, laws and programmes hold back women’s rights to access, use, control, and own land. Speaking to members of parliament during the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Learning Exchange in Kigali, Rwanda, it was argued that the high levels of illiteracy among their…
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