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dc.contributor.authorKnapman, Catriona
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-23T11:07:27Z
dc.date.available2020-11-23T11:07:27Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-23
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-669-0
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2020.6690
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621106
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>This research was carried out in three townships in Kachin State, Myanmar. In those communities, farmland titling, supported under the Farmland Law of 2012, is an essential step in legally securing individual land rights for farmers and enabling access to cheap government loans for agricultural production. This law was the main identifiable legislation, with related policy, rolled out in support of farmers over the last decade. The research findings suggest this Farmland law has dramatically changed long-established dynamics around land ownership and government-citizen relationships. However, the law has also shaped a dynamic which largely formalizes women&#8217;s land access through other family members, entrenching their roles as subsidiary members of their households and subsidiary rights holders. Despite the active participation by many women in their communities, their rights remain caged by traditional values and gender roles. Had the law actively taken steps to promote gender equality, for example by requiring joint titles, which included the names of both spouses, it could have contributed to meaningful transformations in rural women&#8217;s rights and land governance.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent27en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfamen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/women-law-and-empowerment-exploring-how-legal-and-policy-change-in-myanmar-have-621106
dc.subjectFood and livelihoodsen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectRightsen_US
dc.titleWomen, Law and Empowerment: Exploring how legal and policy change in Myanmar have impacted rural women’s empowerment and livelihoods in Kachinen_US
dc.typeResearch reporten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryMyanmaren_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFarmersen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFarmland lawen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomenen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordEmpowermenten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMyanmaren_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLand governanceen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLand rightsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAgricultureen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-11-23T11:07:28Z


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