Women’s access to and control over resources is shaped by complex systems of statutory law as well as customary and religious laws and practices. The practice and perception of a woman’s position in the household, family and community affects the extent to which women can exercise their rights. The ability to access land and to claim, use and defend tenure rights is dependent on processes of empowerment, so that the poor women can exercise their rights to land. Inability by women to access and control of livelihood assets such as land, credit because of lack of collateral, knowledge and labor negatively affect women’s food production. Laws and policy, contribute to these enjoyments. Under this programme, ULA will:
a) Conduct legal education in communities
b) Advocate for law and policy reform
c) Institute strategic litigation
d) Policy dialogues on land issues
e) Conduct evidence based advocacy through identification of issues from the grassroots level to engage with policy makers
The programme will address additional hurdles faced by women especially those that exclude them from participation in decision making at household and community levels.
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