The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Land Rights – Case Studies from Kenya


Aliber, Michael, Cherryl Walker, Mumbi Machera, Paul Kamau, Charles Omondi, and Karuti Kanyinga. 2004. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Land Rights: Case Studies from Kenya. Cape Town: HSRC Publisher.

Authors: Michael Aliber, Cherryl Walker, Mumbi Machera, Paul Kamau, Charles Omondi, Karuti Kanyinga


“The purpose of this study is to examine rigorously the relationship between HIV/AIDS and land rights in Kenya. This means, first, developing our understanding of the various mechanisms that may link the AIDS-affectedness of a household to a change in that household’s land tenure status, and in particular, how these relate to the legal, economic and cultural context; second, attempting to gauge the frequency with which these phenomena occur, in particular relative to the experience of land tenure change generally; and third, identifying practical measures that could be introduced to reduce the extent to which HIV/AIDS diminishes tenure security” (Aliber et al. 2004, ix). 

Topics: Economies, Economic Inequality, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Land Tenure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Households, Rights, Land Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Kenya

Year: 2004

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