Reprint of Module 4: Gender Issues in Land Policy and Administration

This publication is reprinted with permission from Module 4 of the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook, jointly published by the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), October 2008, pages 125-171. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank is the source and copyright holder of the data used.

Module 4 stresses the importance of promoting secure access to land and other natural resources for women, independent of male relatives and of their civil status. Primarily aimed at development practitioners, this module can be a useful knowledge and advocacy tool for anyone interested in gender and land.