FAO release five new country profiles in the Gender and Land Rights Database

The Gender and Land Rights Database was launched by FAO in 2010 to highlight the major social, economic, political and cultural factors that influence the enforcement of women's land rights across countries, in all regions. Produced in consultation with national statistics authorities, universities, civil society organizations and other sources worldwide, the Database provides a practical tool for policy and decision-makers, development practitioners, programme designers, researchers and activists who work directly on land-related issues.

The Gender and Land Rights Database offers:

-Country-based information on the national and customary laws that determine land use for 78 countries.

-Comprehensive sets of land-related statistics, on topics like: the total number of land holders, the total number of women land holders and the number of rural households headed by women.

-Information on inheritance/succession de facto practices.

-Country level listings of civil society organizations and major institutions working on land-related issues.

-An overview of the key international treaties and conventions pertinent to gender and land rights, which have been signed and/or ratified at the country level. 

To learn more about the Database and the new country profiles from Central Asia, please visit: http://www.fao.org/gender/gender-home/gender-news/gender-newsdet/en/?dyna_fef[uid]=150318