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Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region Brief

Published by: MRLG

The Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam) identifies strategic priorities to meaningfully strengthen gender-equitable land governance across the region. Gender-equitable land governance ensures that men and women can participate equally in their relationships to land, both through formal institutions and informal land administration and management. While political and economic systems vary across the region, many gender issues are broadly similar, and ethnic minority women are often the group most discriminated against. The Outlook provides a basis to guide potential policy and action. It starts by framing gender and land in the Mekong region in conceptual, international, and regional contexts, and then reviews land-related policy and legal frameworks and their gender-specific provisions. This includes a look at family and inheritance laws, at land registration and titling initiatives, as well as at implementation issues. Broader land-related economic issues are also addressed, including large-scale land acquisitions and the integration of agricultural production into regional and global markets, and key institutional issues relating to participation in land governance, access to land justice and customary tenure.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Burmese
  • Vietnamese
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region
  • Gender
  • Land
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Mekong
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO)


Author(s): Elizabeth Daley, Natalie Y. Campbell, Jessica Lowry

Co-author (individual) Elizabeth Daley, Natalie Y. Campbell, Jessica Lowry
Publisher MRLG
Publication date 2024
Pagination 8 pages
Date uploaded February 15, 2024, 10:58 (UTC)
Date modified February 16, 2024, 03:28 (UTC)