|Deck stacked against women’s land rights in Asia|
Inter Press Service News Agency / Ethan Freedman, 24 July 2012
WASHINGTON - Women across Asia are being shut out from prosperous forestland because of a paradigm geared towards male ownership, the Inter Press Service news agency said. Citing a new study by environmental NGO, Rights and Resources Initiative, IPS said women continue to be excluded from property rights and they are seldom the owners of the land they cultivate. Gender discrimination combined with the lack of rights and security and limited opportunities often lock women into a cycle of vulnerability and poverty, according to the study. Read more...