Realizing Women’s Rights to Land in the Law (FAO)

SDG Goal 5 calls for Gender Equality.  One indicator of gender equality is: “The Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control” (Indicator 5.a.2). Indicator 5.a.2 collects all existing national policy objectives, draft provisions, legal provisions and implementing legislation that reflect good practices in guaranteeing women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control. SDG Indicator 5.a.2. was upgraded to Tier II in November 2017, meaning that countries can now begin to report under the indicator. The FAO has published an excellent guide: Realizing women’s rights to land in the law: A guide for reporting on SDG indicator 5.a.2which is available at link: