Women’s Land: Reflections on Rural Women’s Access to Land in Latin America


Deere, Carmen Diana, Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel, and Claudia Ranaboldo. 2011. Women’s Land: Reflections on Rural Women’s Access to Land in Latin America. Translated by Sara Shields. La Paz, Bolivia: Fundación Tierra.

Authors: Carmen Diana Deere, Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel, Claudia Ranaboldo


"Strengthening women’s access to land and control over its use is not just a matter of agricultural development and food security, but a question of human rights and justice for women. The texts in this book represent a solid body of conceptual thinking and offer a wealth of comparative reflections on Latin American realities. They are also a valuable contribution that will strengthen future work in research, advocacy, and defending rights already won to offer better opportunities for Latin American women. The articles are linked and complement each other because they start with a reflection on the existing legislation and legal frameworks governing women’s access to land, move on to a territorial and cultural contextualisation of the problem, looking at the particular situation of women in communal territories and, finally, conclude by discussing the empowerment of women by strengthening their production capacities." (Summary from EmpowerWomen)

Topics: Agriculture, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, Indigenous, Land Grabbing, Livelihoods, Political Participation, Rights, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Land Rights, Property Rights, Women's Rights, Security, Food Security Regions: Americas, Central America, South America

Year: 2011

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