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Article (African Arguments) : "Guinea-Bissau: Where land rights are not secure for women"

« Guinea Bissau’s constitution recognises the rights of all individuals to the private use of land without discrimination. But according to Carmelita Pires, a member of the Guinea-Bissau Association of Women Lawyers, the equality of sexes is not made explicit enough. As such, sexist customs continue : husbands, fathers, or family/village chiefs typically own the land on which women produce. And legal institutions remain ill-prepared to protect women’s civic rights. »

Source : African Arguments, 29/10/21, Guinea-Bissau : Where land rights are not secure for women

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