Editorial: Women's Communal Land Rights

Priscilla Claeys, Stefanie Lemke, Juana Camacho

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This Research Topic explores challenges women face in their efforts to realize their right to land, with a focus on communal land. It analyses the complex web of state, civil society and private actors that are shaping the rapidly changing field of women's right to, and governance of, communal land. Its 5 articles cover a variety of legal, policy and socio-cultural contexts, from Latin America to Africa and Asia. This Editorial presents some common but contrasted trends emerging from these articles, as well as avenues for future research
Original languageEnglish
Article number877545
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
Early online date21 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2022

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  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • land
  • human rights
  • communal land
  • women's rights
  • peasants


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