International Development, Community, and Environment

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Published by the International Organization for Migration

This report presents a review of the existing literature on customary law and practices, attitudes and beliefs (social norms) and other factors that create barriers to women’s access to and control over land and property in South Sudan. It also presents existing efforts to improve women’s property rights. The findings emphasize not only access, but also security of that access and its limitations, the ability to use land as desired and the ability to control income derived from land.

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Customary Law, Norms, Practices and Other Factors that Enable and Constrain Women’s Access to Housing, Land and Property (HLP) in South Sudan: A Desk Review

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women's land rights, gender, intersectionality, land tenure, post-war reconstruction, resettlement, land tenure administration, land disuptes, land dispute resolution

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