The Impact of Land Rights on Gender Equality
In a country with a well-established land titling system, land rights are taken for granted, at best, and seen as one more logistical hurdle in property transactions, at worst. In the majority of the world, however, land is undocumented and the lack of clarity around land rights inhibits economic growth and promotes in gender inequality. This panel will focus on the role of land in promoting gender equality – and, one step further, the role of law and lawyers in addressing issues of land.
Light breakfast will be served. Doors open at 8AM.
The session will explore:
-The status of land policies around the world and their impact on gender equality;
-Global examples of on-the-ground impacts of land policies;
– The role of law and lawyers in ensuring that sound policies are in place, people understand their rights, and policies are enforced.
Nayda Almodóvar-Reteguis, Private Sector Development Specialist in Women, Business and the Law, World Bank
John Morrell, Regional Director, Asia, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Anne Myers, Global Campaign Director, Habitat for Humanity International
Piper Hendricks, Director of Advocacy Communications, Habitat for Humanity International and Board member, Washington Foreign Law Society
This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.