Monday, June 5, 2017


  •   Civic education on the land laws so that women understand land laws and their rights. This should include promotion of adult education particularly in rural areas.
  •  Review, harmonize, and update land laws to reflect women’s rights on land.
  • Engage governments in the Kilimanjaro Initiative for them to support women’s land rights.
  • Involve youth in land issues – through curriculum & youth should have representation in decision making bodies.
  • Joint and equal ownership of land through joint land title deeds.
  • Include women in customary land governance structures.
  • Ensure customary law are consistent with constitutional and statutory safeguards for women’s land rights.
  • Land laws and policies should be translated and made available to communities (dissemination) in accessible local languages.
  •  Mobilize and build women’s movements in support of women’s land rights (the Kilimanjaro Initiative) – popularize the demands and solutions.
  •  Educate and mobilize custodians of culture to become champions of women’s land rights.
  •  Create an African network of women’s rights defenders.
  •  Recognize and facilitate the work of women’s rights defenders.
  •  Implement the AU’s recommendation that requires states to allocate at least 30% of land to women.
  •  Improve land rights of women through legislative and other mechanisms.
  •  Establish gender-responsive property rights framework beyond land laws by reforming marital property law, succession (inheritance law), etc.).
  •  Identify and protect farming and grazing areas to stop conflicts pitting pastoralists and farmers.

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