“Slowly, women gain ground through land ownership”

This article highlight some impacts of a project initiated in Pakistan’s Sindh province, in 2008, to distribute 91,000 hectares of cultivable state land to 80,000 poor and landless peasants, many of them women. Indeed, 21,000 hectares of land to be distributed during the project’s second year is to be reserved for women, who are traditionally left out of land reform schemes and have less opportunities to own land.
Ebrahim, Zofeen
Source publication: 
Rights – Pakistan, Inter Press Service News Agency