Changing Access To Land For Women In Sub-Saharan Africa
Although women work alongside men in farms across the breadth of Africa, they neither own nor control much land. Women work on fields owned by their fathers, their husbands, their brothers, and other males in their lineage. When they do control fields on their own, their ownership rights are limited. Even households headed by women are constrained by male lineage elders, and required to eventually pass on land to their sons rather than their daughters.
Handbook of Gender and Development
Kevane, M. (2014). Changing Access to Land by Women in Sub-Saharan Africa. In A. Coles, L. Gray, J. Momsen (Eds.), Handbook of Gender and Development, Routledge Press.