Governing land for women and men: A technical guide to support the achievement of responsible gender-equitable governance of land tenure
Governance of Tenure Technical Guide 1
FAO, January 2013 | ISBN: 978-92-5-107403-9

This technical guide provides detailed material to support implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests, by providing guidance in relation to the Guidelines’ principle of gender equality in tenure governance. The guide focuses on equity and on how land tenure can be governed in ways that address the different needs and priorities of women and men. It particularly focuses on the mainstreaming of gender issues to achieve more gender-equitable participation in the processes and institutions that underlie all decision-making about land. Among other issues, it includes information on gender and indigenous land rights; multiple tenure arrangements and legal pluralism; and evolution of customary law and land tenure practices. Download the guide [pdf] …