Meeting with Traditional Leaders

Traditional leaders as key actors in issues on land, property rights and inheritance in our society lack understanding of gender responsive approaches in administering and adjudicating on land issues and tend to discriminate against women in handing down judgments.

The round-table discussion with forty (40) selected Queen mothers and Chiefs intended to build the capacity of traditional leaders to apply a gender lens when adjudicating cases in order to create a supportive environment for women to access land for farming. As custodians of the traditional norms and customs interrogate the customs and norms that discriminate against women, it is anticipated that women will be able to access land and obtain their economic rights as traditional leaders initiate reforms in their community to promote equality