Brighton Kalinga

Brighton Kalinga, Women and Girls Awareness on their Land Rights

Date grant awarded: 07/13/2017

Tanzanian customary norms are strongly against women owning land and controlling property. Most rural women are not aware of their fundamental rights, including the right to own land as enshrined in the 1977 constitution.

This project will help raise rural women’s awareness on their rights to own land. Paralegal personnel will also be trained to provide legal aid services to women on issues pertaining to land tenure and certification. At the end of this project, we anticipate that women will have increased awareness on their land rights and some will own land and be able to use it as collateral to access loans for their entrepreneurial activities.