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Inheritance Rights

Inheritance rights for women, both wives and daughters, can be customary or statutory.  The intervention regarding inheritance rights will be either changing the law to be more inclusive or equitable or ensuring women can enforce their existing rights.

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  1. Research – Quantitative and qualitative studies organized by country and outcome
  2. Legal Issues – Common legal issues and example laws, regulations, and policies
  3. Projects – Interventions and their outcomes

Titling, Registration, & Land Certification

Land titling formalizes and documents a person’s or persons’’ legal right(s) in the land. In the process, a land title or similar document, such as a land certificate, is issued. When that right is recorded in an official database, it is considered “registered.” Documenting rights generally makes them more secure. However, if more than one person has an interest in the land, and one or more people with interests do not have those interests documented at the time of titling, then they lose their rights to the land. Women’s interests are often not considered “rights” or are considered “secondary” and thus are not documented, leaving them more insecure.

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  1. Research – Quantitative and qualitative studies organized by country and outcome
  2. Legal Issues – Common legal issues and example laws, regulations, and policies
  3. Projects – Interventions and their outcomes

Land Redistribution

Land redistribution can occur when, for example, the state provides land to the landless (India), former collective farms distribute land to individual households (China), or people are moved from one place to another. Often a temporary document is issued, and later that temporary document can be replaced by a more permanent document, a title, that is then registered. The document provided when the initial distribution occurs can have a lasting effect on who has legal rights to the land.

Page Contents

  1. Research – Quantitative and qualitative studies organized by country and outcome
  2. Legal Issues – Common legal issues and example laws, regulations, and policies
  3. Projects – Interventions and their outcomes