Africa’s Latest Land Rush: The effect of land grabs on women’s rights
FRIDAY FILE: In Africa land rights are critical to economic power. In recent history, there have been three waves of land grabs: colonization, post-independence and present-day land grabs for commercial and apparently environment preservation purposes. Governments and corporations continue to wield their power to the detriment of women in Africa.
This article is part of a series of Friday Files to explore some of the issues and debates related to the AWID 2012 Forum theme and draw the connections between women’s rights issues and economic power. To Read More go to AWID Friday File