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Mainstreaming Gender in Tanzania’s Local Land Governance

Despite progressive provisions on gender equality in Tanzania’s land laws, women have little representation in land allocation decisions, including meetings of village councils and village assemblies. Mainstreaming gender in local regulations can help to address this problem.The Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA), in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), developed model by-laws to improve women’s participation in local-level decision making on village land management.

This report outlines the processes followed to develop the by-laws, the results so far, lessons learned and prospects for scaling up.

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Uploaded on: Mar 03, 2017
Year Published: 2016


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Resource Type: Impact Evidence, Practitioner Resources Issues: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights Tool Type: Reports / Research Method: Promoting Citizens' Participation in Governance Languages: English Regions: Tanzania Nature of Impact: Change in law or policy, Citizen Action & Participation, Citizens' Willingness to Act, Positive Impact Scale of Intervention/Impact: More than 1 million people Institutions Engaged: National Legislative body, NGOs Evaluation Method: Anecdotal Evidence, Interviews, Observation