Convention on the Elimination of all Forms Discrimination Against Women.

8 March 2017

The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources is advocating the prioritisation of gender and land rights for equitable development.

In a speech read on his behalf at the opening of a two-day orientation workshop for gender officers involved in land administration and representatives of civil society organisations (CSO) with focus on women’s land right, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John -Peter Amewu, said that was because gender incorporation had been on the development agenda of the country.

Conference Papers & Reports
January 2017


Por todo el mundo, la inmensa mayoría de mujeres se enfrenta a condiciones desiguales de control y acceso a la tierra y a los recursos naturales respecto a los hombres.

Conference Papers & Reports
January 2017


Partout dans le monde, l’immense majorité des femmes fait face à des conditions d’accès et de contrôle de la terre et des ressources naturelles inégales à celles des hommes.

Conference Papers & Reports
January 2017


Throughout the world, the vast majority of women are faced with conditions of access to land and control of land and natural resources that are unequal to those of men.

Social relations have trivialized the fact that they are entirely in charge of domestic work and the education of children, which prevents them from devoting themselves as much as men to agricultural activities. In the fields, they are the forced laborers of the family and take on the often less valued tasks, considered as part of their domestic obligations. As a result, they generally receive no income.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2009

Up to one quarter of the world’s population is estimated to be landless, including 200 million
people living in rural areas,1
and approximately 75% of the world’s population living in extreme
poverty (less than $1/day) live in rural areas.2
According to the Food and Agriculture Agency of the
United Nations (FAO), “rural landlessness is often the best predictor of poverty and hunger.”3
“While not the only pathway out of poverty, ample evidence suggests that access to land is effective

Date: October 12th 2016
Source: AllAfrica.com / Daily Observer

A research report released in Monrovia over the weekend by Natural Resources Women's Platform (NRWP), the Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD), and Green Advocates International (GAI) with support from US based Rights and Resources Initiatives (RRI), unearthed how foreign direct investment deprives local women of the land rights that form the basis for their livelihoods and cultures despite promises of shared economic development.

International Conventions or Treaties
January 1979

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows: