Friday, March 5, 2010

FAO's Gender and Land Rights Database

The Food and Agriculture Organization's Gender and Land Rights Database "contains Country level information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities embedded in those rights."

It covers:
  • constitutional rights
  • women's property rights provisions in civil, family, and labor laws
  • inheritance
  • land law
  • and policies and other mechanisms on women's land rights

The site also includes information on relevant international treaties and conventions, customary law, land tenure, civil society organizations, and selected statistics. Three types of reports are available: individual country reports on 24 topics (includes 90 countries, cross-country reports on a single topic, and reports comparing two or more countries.

[Hat tip to the Internet Scout Report]

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