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Title: Report of Symposium on Interrogating Customary Practices and Discrimination against Women's Rights to Land in the Grassfields of Cameroon : The Role of Traditional Institutions, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon
Authors: Fonjong, Lotsmart
Sama-Lang, Irene
Fombe, Lawrence Fon
Keywords: WOMEN
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
LAND TENURE
CAMEROON
TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS
BAMENDA
AFRICA
GENDER DISCRIMINATION
HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES
LAND RIGHTS
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
GENDER EQUALITY
PROPERTY RIGHTS
LEGAL ASPECTS
WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT
LAND ADMINISTRATION
Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Buea, Buea, CM
Abstract: The goal of the symposium was to bring traditional leaders on board the struggle for the protection of women’s rights and the promotion of gender equality in the region. Research reveals that traditional leaders, known as fons, play an important role in promoting practices that discriminate against women’s rights to ownership of, and access to land. Not only do fons wield traditional powers but also political authority, influencing national policy. Papers were presented to fons workshop participants on legal frameworks, harmful traditional practices, and entrenched gender discrimination with the end goal of awareness raising regarding women’s ongoing roles in development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45935
Project Number: 105467
Project Title: Land Tenure Practices and Women's Right to Land : Implications for Access to Natural Resources (Anglophone Cameroon)
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License: MGC signed post January 2008 - copyright statement required on document
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