Land and Water Access for Women of the Locality of Velingara – Senegal

Citation:

Gaye, Docteur Awa, Papa Gallo Sow, Ousseynow KA, Abdoul Aziz Ndiaye, Martial Coly Bop, Fatou Omar Sy Ndiaye, Alioune Badara Tall, et al. 2014. “Land and Water Access for Women of the Locality of Velingara – Senegal.” Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology 2014: 1-8.

Authors: Docteur Awa Gaye, Papa Gallo Sow, Ousseynow KA, Abdoul Aziz Ndiaye, Martial Coly Bop, Fatou Omar Sy Ndiaye, Alioune Badara Tall

Abstract:

Objective: To assess women's access to land and water in Kounkané and Diobé ‑ Kabendou municipalities in Vélingara city/ Senegal.

Methods: After a literature review of policies and guidelines for women's access to land and water, quantitative and qualitative research from questionnaire, interview and focus group was made. Depending on the type of research, software Epi- info and SPSS were used to capture, control, validation, and data analysis.

Results: 448 women within an outside the women's promotion group or not, leaders or not, with an age ranging from 18 to 92 years.

- First ethnic: Pular with 69%;

- 85.5% of married women;

- 40.60% uneducated;

- 48, 80% holders of farmland;

- Running water was available at 98.40%. 62.3 % of wells are at home and not covered. Public taps accounted for 0.9 %.

Conclusion: Access to economic rights for women’s Diaobé ‑Kabendou and Kounkané  remains a major challenge. The development of operational action plans could ensure sustainable access is an imperative for the basic needs of the most vulnerable group. This effort would be undertaken for humanitarian reasons, and because it directly affects the fundamental fight against poverty: health, equity and economic growth. 

Keywords: water access, land access, economic growth, women's poverty

Topics: Economies, Environment, Gender, Women, Infrastructure, Water & Sanitation, Rights, Land Rights, Property Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Senegal

Year: 2014

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