Across the world, low rates of land ownership remain as one of the most
persistent signs of gender inequity. While many developing countries
have adopted legislation to reinforce gender equality in property
ownership, the actual de facto state of women’s right to land often
remains unchanged. Even when countries adopt joint-titling policies
intended to shift household bargaining power in favour of women, actual
rates of joint ownership are often lower than expected.
However, there are some examples at the national, state, city and
project level where progress has been made towards getting women’s right
to land formalised, either as single or joint-holders of a land title.
To better understand how this progress can be achieved, this report
documents several cases from around the developing world.
Collin, M. Joint-titling of land and housing: examples, causes and consequences. EPS PEAKS, UK (2013) 26 pp.