Posted by in News on August 4, 2014

Secure Land Rights for Rwanda’s Women are Critical for Families and the Nation

Beginning in 2007, the government of Rwanda embarked on the Land Tenure Regularization Program (LTRP) – a national land registration program – which set out to title every plot of land in the country in order to 1) decrease gender inequality in access to land; 2) optimize land use and economic growth through property ownership and security; and 3) provide a clear institutional legal framework for land ownership.  By 2013, approximately 99% of individually-held land in the country had been registered. A recent report from Rwanda’s Department of Lands and Mapping found that women, either individually or jointly, own most of the registered plots of land in the capital, Kigali. Read the report here. 

Source: Thomson Reuters foundation

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