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

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

Women in Southern Ethiopia traditionally have a weak position, and have been considered the property of men. Joint land certificates to husbands and wives have been issued since 2005, based on new land laws that were enacted from 2004. The step from being mere property to becoming equal owner can therefore be long and tough.

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