Women’s Human Rights
Women’s Property Rights

Bibliography of Selected Publications on Women’s Property Rights

  • Bina Agarwal, A Field of one’s own: gender and property in South Asia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

  • Bina Agarwal, “Gender, Property, and Land Rights: Bridging a Cricical Gap in Economic Analysis and Policy,” in Kelly D. Askin and Dorean M. Koenig, Women and International Human Rights Law, Vol. 3 (2001)

  • Marjolein Benschop, Rights and Reality: Are Women’s Equal Rights to Land, Housing and Property Implemented in East Africa? (Nairobi: United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2002)

  • Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Sources 2: Selected Bibliography on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE: Geneva, 2001)

  • Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Sources 4: Legal Resources for Housing Rights: International and National Standards (COHRE: Geneva, 2000)

  • Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Sources 5: Women and Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE: Geneva, 2000)

  • Leilani Farha, “Is There a Woman in the House? Re/conceiving the Human Right to Housing,” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Vo. 14, No. 1 (2002)

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Gender and Access to Land,” FAO Land Tenure Studies No. 4 (FAO: Rome, 2002)

  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote, “Gender Dimensions of Law, Colonialism and Inheritance in East Africa: Kenyan Women’s Experiences,” IELC Working Paper No. 2001-1 (2002)

  • Kenya Human Rights Commission, Women and Land Rights in Kenya (Nairobi: Kenya Human Rights Commission, 2000)

  • Kivutha Kibwana and Lawrence Mute, Law and the Quest for Gender Equality in Kenya (Nairobi: Clairpress Limited, 2000)

  • K. Komjathy, Women’s access to benefits from land and natural resources. A bibliography (Rome: Land Tenure Service, FAO, 1999)

  • A.J. Njoh, “Urban planning, housing and the socio-economic development of women in a developing country,” Planning Perspectives, Vol. 13 (1998)

  • Akinyi Nzioki, “The Effects of Land Tenure on Women’s Access and Control of Land in Kenya,” in Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa (New York: Zed Books Ltd., 2002)

  • Celestine Nyamu-Musembi, “Are Local Norms and Practices Fences or Pathways? The Example of Women’s Property Rights, in in Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa (New York: Zed Books Ltd., 2002)

  • Oxfam, Gender Perspectives on Property and Inheritance: A Global Sourcebook (Amsterdam: Kit Publishers, 2001)

  • Margaret Rugadya and Harriet Busingye (eds.), Gender Perspectives in the Land Reform Process in Uganda (Kampala: Uganda Land Alliance, 2002)

  • United Nations Development Fund for Women, “Women’s land and property rights in Situations of Conflict and Reconstruction,” A Reader based on the Feb, 1998 Inter-Regional Consultation in Kigali, Rwanda (2001)

  • Smokin C. Wanjala, Essays on Land Law: The Reform Debate in Kenya (Nairobi: Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, 2000)

  • L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Women and Land in Africa: Culture, Religion, and Realizing Women’s Rights (London: Zed Books, 2003)

See also Oxfam resource bank on land rights in Africa at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/landrights/resource.htm

Take Action Now!
Q&A: Women’s Property Rights
Fact Sheet: Women’s Property Rights Violations in Kenya
Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS and Women’s Property Rights in Africa
Illustrative Cases: Women Tell of the Devastation of Property Rights Abuses
Human Rights Watch Materials on Women’s Property Rights

Related Material
Organizations Working on Women’s Property Rights and Related Issues
Bibliography of Selected Publications