November 19, 2019
9:00-10:30 AM ET - 3:00-4:30 PM CET
How can formalization of collectively held land rights secure women’s rights?
Evidence shows that women can benefit from having individualised land rights formalized in their names. However, similar evidence is not available for formalization of land rights that are based on collective tenure. Studies have estimated that as much as 65 percent of the world’s land is held under customary, collective-tenure systems. Improving tenure security for land held collectively has been shown to improve resource management and to support self-determination of indigenous groups. Yet little attention has been paid to the question of whether women and men share equally in the benefits of formalizing collective tenure. This is complicated by the fact that very often, even if lands are held collectively, they are sometimes allocated and managed on an individual household basis.
This webinar by the Land Portal and the Research Consortium aims to explore the question: under what conditions might formalization of collective tenure improve women’s tenure security?
Panelists will address the following questions:
Moderator: Amanda Richardson, Resource Equity
During this webinar, Iliana Monterroso (CIFOR) will present recent research undertaken as part of PIM's Flagship 5: Governance of Natural Resources.
Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR