Women and Land Resettlement in Zimbabwe


Jacobs, Susie. 2007. “Women and Land Resettlement in Zimbabwe.” Review of African Political Economy 10 (27-28): 33-50.

Author: Susie Jacobs


Peasant demand for land is one of the crucial issues determining Zimbabwe's strategy for agrarian transformation. Yet women's demand for land has been ignored. Susie Jacobs traces the development of gender divisions in pre-independence Zimbabwe and argues that current land resettlement models discriminate against women. Policies towards women are limited in scope and reinforce the domestic domain despite women's contribution to Zimbabwe's struggle. If a socialist strategy does not confront gender hierarchy, women's struggles will have to take on a new form.

Topics: Gender, Women, Rights, Land Rights, Property Rights Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: Zimbabwe

Year: 2007

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