Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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Greater empowerment and security of women through the Joint Land Ownership Certificate

In Nepal, land ownership has traditionally been vested in the hands of men. This case describes how civil society organisations advocated for and obtained the national government’s approval of the Joint Land Ownership Certificate (JLC), which allows a couple to register land in the name of both...

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