The High Stakes of Land

News Organization

World Pulse

Publication Date

30 March 2010

Publication Author

Rhyen Coombs

Secure property rights for women are increasingly seen as the next major key to development and growth. World Pulse features new initiatives to increase awareness about the importance of land and also place that land directly in women’s hands. ICRW’s Krista Jacobs discusses the situation in Uganda, where women account for approximately three out of four agricultural workers, but they control a mere fraction of the land. She highlights ICRW’s work with the Uganda Land Alliance to train paralegals and help women realize their property rights.