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Joint certification and household land allocation towards empowerment or marginalization

Joint Certification and Household Land Allocation: - Towards Empowerment or Marginalization?

New research project funded by the Research Council of Norway for the period 2012-2014.

Joint certification and household land allocation towards empowerment or marginalization

The research will take place in two regions in Southern Ethiopia where joint land certificates to husbands and wives have been issued since 2005 based on new land laws that were enacted from 2004.

Women traditionally have a weak position in this part of Ethiopia and have been considered the property of men, as evidenced by a widow being required to remarry the brother of her late husband. The step from being mere property to becoming equal owner can therefore be long and tough.

Read the summary of this project.

A womens group in southern Ethiopia discussing land rights issues.
A womens group in southern Ethiopia discussing land rights issues. Photo:
Published 4. juli 2014 - 12:22 - Updated 23. mai 2017 - 19:37