About Land & Gender
Gender disparities in land access remain significant in most countries, regardless of their level of development. Not only do women have lower access to land than men. They are often also restricted to so-called secondary land rights, meaning that they hold these rights through male family members. Women thus risk losing entitlements in case of divorce, widowhood or their husband’s migration. Evidence also shows that women’s parcels are generally of smaller size and lower quality (FAO 2010).