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Latest items for LO-DATA-3

Sept. 17, 2019, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"One 2012 survey by Horizon China, a research firm in Beijing, found that 70 percent of married women contributed financially to the family’s purchases of real estate but that less than a third of home deeds included the woman’s name. Researchers at Nankai University in Tianjin in 2017 examined 4,253 property deeds and found the wife’s name listed on only about one in five." (para 48).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Among women, 3 in 10 (30 percent) own land, and among men one-third (34 percent) own land" (295).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Seventeen percent of women independently own a house and another 10% own land, while almost half of the men own a house and about a third own land" (251).
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"More significantly, percentage of land ownership of rural women remains a meager 4%" (8).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The RGC has made significant progress to providing land titles to women, widows and indigenous women in line with national policies and plans. From 2013 to 2017, a total of 4,620,653 land titles were granted, equal to 66 per cent of the projected 7 million titles to be issued by 2030. In 2017, 42,278 (20.65 per cent) out of 204,684 land titles were provided to women, and 6,442 land tittles (3.15 per cent) were provided to widows. Recently, the RGC granted 2,167 temporary occupancy titles, in principle, to community people residing in informal settlements on state private land in some areas in Phnom Penh" (32). "The MLMUPC is on target...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Just under 4 in 10 (38%) women age 15-49 own a house, and 3 in 10 (31%) own land" (278). "Eight in 10 women (81%) and men (80%) age 15-49 who own a house do not possess a title or deed for that house (Table 14.5.1 and Table 14.5.2); nearly 7 in 10 women and men (69% each) age 15-49 who own land do not possess a title or deed for that land (Table 14.6.1 and Table 14.6.2)" (278).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Solidarity said 60 percent of the recipients of government microcredit loans for small businesses were women" (p. 27).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LO-LAW-1, LO-DATA-3, IAD-LAW-1

"While formal law and sharia provide women the right to own and dispose of property independently, various legal, cultural, and societal barriers often obstructed women from exercising such rights. By law girls and women could inherit only half the amount of property to which their brothers were entitled. A 2010 report from a local women’s organization in Somaliland indicated 75 percent of women did not own livestock, land, or other property. Only 15 to 20 percent received inheritance from male family members" (Pg 35-36).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"More women than men own property, which is either a house or land. Cumulatively, 59% of women and 54% of men own a house, while 58% of women and 53% men own land. Individual ownership of property is higher in men than in women. Forty-four percent of men and 35% of women individually own a house, while 43% of men and 37% of women own land" (251).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"About half of women (48 percent) own a house alone or jointly with someone else, and 16 percent own land" (229).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Nearly one-third of women (32%) own a house, either alone or jointly with someone else, while 12% own land alone or jointly with someone else" (201).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"3 in 10 (31%) women age 15-59 own a house, and 1 in 7 (14%) own land" (253). "Among women age 15-59, about 1 woman out of 3 owns a house either alone (5%), jointly (22%), or alone and jointly (4%), and 14% own land either alone (5%), jointly (8%), or alone and jointly (1%). Property ownership is more common for men. Over half of men age 15-59 own a house either alone (30%), jointly (18%), or alone and jointly (4%), and just over one-quarter own land either alone (16%), jointly (11%) or alone and jointly (1%) (Tables 14.4.1, 14.4.2, Figure 14.5)" (257).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Less than 20 percent of female farmers were official landowners or named on government lease agreements" (35).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Until 2013, 70 per cent of landowners in BiH were men, while a small increase (2 per cent) in the share of women owners has been recorded since. The registration of agricultural holdings is advancing and affecting the improvement and access to agricultural incentives, and encourages women to take proactive role in rural farming incentive programmes, as well as in programmes linked to improving the quality of tourist destinations" (37).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The issuance of land certificates to 277 women beneficiaries marks the beginning of an era of equality between rural men and women" (5).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The foregoing mechanisms have yielded the following results: a) 4,357 titles issued from 2012 to the present, 50.24 per cent of which benefit rural women; b) 1,157 titles issued by ANT in four departments, 557 of which benefit women; c) More than $4 million awarded between 2014 and 2015 by ANT and the UARIV victims unit to 290 families, as part of the process of reparations; d) Awarding of rural social housing for 29,886 families, of which 43 per cent on average are households with women heads of household" (36-37).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Qatar Development Bank, in collaboration with other institutions, offers special services to the owners of home businesses. Women represent the lion’s share of such owners, at 80 per cent" (55).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-LAW-1, LO-DATA-3, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides for equal treatment of women with regard to property ownership and inheritance, family law, equal pay for equal work (although in practice women were often paid less), and in the judicial system, and the law was generally respected" (36).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Similarly, 40 percent of women own land but only one in two of the women who own land say there is a title or deed in their name for the land" (255). "With land, the ownership rate is also higher among men than women (48% and 40%, respectively), with men less likely than women to own land jointly with someone (15% and 25%, respectively) (Tables 14.4.1 and 14.4.2)" (258). "Although possession of a title or deed is somewhat more common for land than for housing, large proportions of both women and men who own land do not have a title or deed (40% and 48%, respectively) (Tables 14.6.1 and 14.6.2)....more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) of the Steering Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Reduction has created enabling conditions for farmers in poor areas to secure loans from the PRF, bank credits with low interest rates and the government grants for production, such as crops, livestock and fishery in total of 2,366 villages, 7,187 groups, 71,373 families, totalling 356,865 persons of whom 182,012 were women (51 per cent) and number of women who were group committee members were 1,086 (15.1 per cent)" (Pg 14).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"We note that 42% of women do not own land. One third of women own land on their own, and 18% with someone else. Just 8% of women are both sole and joint owners of land. Overall, we note that the possession of a house or land increases with age: in effect, among women age 40-44 years, 67% are sole owners of a house and 50% sole owners of land, compared to respectively 31% and 25% at age 20-24. Furthermore, it is more common for women to own a house or land in rural areas (respectively 68% and 61%) than in urban areas (respectively 63% and 54%)" (page 236).more
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-DATA-3

"The percentage of men with access to employment, economic resources, property, inheritance, agricultural services, and technology exceeded that of women, particularly in rural areas" (para 110)
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Less than 20 percent of female farmers were official landowners or named on government lease agreements, although there was improvement in the registration of women as landowners during the year" (34).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The limited access of rural women to land title and ownership (only 11.6 per cent of all women are land owners)" (page 12).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Owners of family farms were men in 64.66 per cent of cases, while women accounted for 35.34 per cent. Of all those connected with family farms, an estimated 65,620 persons, 53 per cent were female and 47 per cent male . . . INC will be providing for joint ownership of fractions of leases for couples, regardless of marital status, by February 2015 (Table 48). Men now hold title, in whatever form, in 98.4 per cent of the 2,022 cases, women 11.6 per cent" (page 35).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-3

". . . lack of access to ownership of land, as reflected in the low percentage of women who own land" (page 14).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"59 per cent of rural women owned or partly owned their usual residence, compared with 49 per cent of urban women" (page 31).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Thirty-eight percent of women own a house, and 34% own land. A slightly higher percentage of men own a house or land (41% and 37%, respectively)" (page 325). "Thirty-eight percent of women own a house, either alone or jointly with someone. Similarly, 34% of women report that they own land, either alone or jointly. Joint ownership of these assets is more common among women than sole ownership; only 9% of women own a house or land alone (Table 15.4.1, Figure 15.3). Men age 15-49 are slightly more likely to own a house (41%) or land (37%), either alone or jointly, than women (38% and 34%, respectively). Unlike women, men are...more
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"[The Committee] is, however, concerned that only 27.3 per cent of family farms are run by women, as a result of traditional and social patterns by which husbands predominate as registered owners of farms" (12).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with appreciation the increases in grants for the advancement of rural women...It expresses its concern, however, that, notwithstanding the provisions of Law No. 35/2011 on shared ownership of agricultural enterprises, more than 70 per cent of the owners are men" (10).