NGO: Malawi Women Have No Land Rights

Despite women being the major agricultural producers in the country, they remain largely absent at all levels of policy-making, project formulation and management of land, says Nsanje Kuchene Women Forum

Malawi’s Nsanje Kuchene Women Forum has said despite women being the major agricultural producers in the country, they remain largely absent at all levels of policy-making, project formulation and management of land.
 
The forum's president, Mary Namalomba, notes that under Malawi's formal law, women and men have the right to own land, individually or jointly with others, and the Constitution prohibits gender discrimination.
 
“However, cultural biases often prevent women from enjoying equal access, control, and ownership of land despite being the major agricultural producers. In practice women do not have land rights because of socio-economic obstacles such as lack of education, and lack of resources to buy or lease land,” explains Namalomba.
 
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Source: 
All Africa

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