Women still own little land despite law changes

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Anyango Otieno] Despite friendly court rulings and law reforms, women are still disadvantaged in land ownership. Data from the Kenya Land Alliance shows most land is still registered under men in most of the 47 counties. In some areas, land registered under women is less than five per cent. Kisumu is…


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Survey shows most women in Nyanza, western own no land

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation. by Kitavi Mutua] Women in western and Nyanza regions are the most discriminated in terms of land ownership if data compiled by the Kenya Land Alliance is anything to go by. A survey by the alliance ranks Kisumu and Siaya poorly, with less than three percent of women in the counties owning…


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Article: Savings but no title deed? Loans help Kenyan women turn idle land into gold

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Share      For the women of Tuluroba village’s self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell them to the beef industry for slaughter. But there was a problem. “We had no land to graze the cattle. Nor could we obtain a loan from a bank to buy land,…


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Job Opportunity: Gender Justice and Women’s Land Rights Lead (Oxfam)

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Share       Contract duration: 2 years Experience Length: 5 – 9 years Application Deadline: 5th December 2018 Duty Station: Nairobi Job Description The Gender Justice and women’s rights lead, based in Nairobi, will have overall accountability for gender justice and women’s rights programming –to oversee the strategic development of the gender justice program, as well as…


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