Land Tenure Security and Linkages with Poverty and Gender Dimensions of Land Rights

The need to tackle gender issues in land and property rights is now widely recognized in the debates for land reform. The question of gender and land rights is a very sensitive one particularly so because it involves relinquishing powers and privileges by the holders of those rights to those who do not possesses these rights. In our political set-up and social organization, the power holders are at the same time the policy makers. This is further compounded by the fact that the majority of the citizens (particularly women) are blind to the tools of oppression that subvert undesirable policies in their favor.