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Geographic relevance: Global

Language: English

Data type: Legal research sources

Author(s): United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

About this resource:

The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) was launched by FAO in 2010 to highlight the major political, legal and cultural factors that influence the realisation of women’s land rights throughout the world.

It also serves as a platform to address, discuss and provide information about gender and land issues with the support of 84 Country Profiles, Land Tenure Statistics disaggregated by gender, and a Legal Assessment Tool for gender-equitable land tenure (LAT). It provides 83 regularly-updated country profiles.

Access key facts about gender and land rights in constitutions, family law, succession law, land law, customary and religious law as well as policies and programmes. This is particularly useful for those seeking information quickly about a country’s political, social, legal and economic status.

Continually updated.

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