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 husband and wife. It also describes how civil society organisations are now promoting the JLC at community level to pursue greater empowerment and security for Nepali women.

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