From Under Their Feet: A Think Piece on the Gender Dimensions of Land Grabs in Africa

Citation:

Kachingwe, Nancy. 2012. From Under Their Feet: A Think Piece on the Gender Dimensions of Land Grabs in Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa: ActionAid.

Author: Nancy Kachingwe

Abstract:

This paper was commissioned by ActionAid and serves as a think-piece to build our understanding of the gendered implications of the recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions and investments, particularly in Africa. It aims to provide a basis for further development of policy proposals and recommendations that address the issue from a developmental and gender equality perspective. Understanding the implications for rural women’s land rights and rights to development and a livelihood is essential for the design of meaningful policy demands that tackle negative impacts of large-scale land acquisitions and actually work for women. 

Topics: Economies, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Land grabbing, Livelihoods, Rights, Land Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa

Year: 2012

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