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16 Stories in 16 Days |Fourteen| Owning Land As a Step Towards Greater Equality

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A growing body of evidence shows a correlation between gender based violence and land rights.  Women who own their house or land are at lower risk for experiencing violence. One woman listened to the “Sajhedari” Radio Program (produced by Equal Access’ local partner FM stations) which was on women’s rights to co-own land with their husbands. Afterwards, 19 women joined together to approach their husbands and the local government. The process took well over a year and required the women to step out of their comfort zone, approach local officials, attend local committee meetings, and advocate for their rights to co-own the land on which they live. Today, all 19 women are official landowners!

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