In most traditional economies, customary laws uphold the principle of patriarchy in which girls and women are discriminated against from birth and socialized to live a life of male subordination.
Journal articlesWOMEN'S RIGHTS Land tenure Development GENDER ANALYSIS GENDER EQUALITY LAND MANAGEMENT LAND REFORM Poverty alleviation Economic and social development CUSTOMARY LAW GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAND OWNERSHIPPublished dateMonday, January 2, 2012 - 05:00
Land Tenure Practices and Women's Right to Land : Implications for Access to Natural Resources (Anglophone Cameroon)
Women's right to land in Anglophone Cameroon is subject to two conflicting regimes, customary and statutory.
In spite of an abundance of natural resources, including oil and minerals, poverty is increasing in Central Africa. About 40% of the people in Cameroon live below the poverty threshold, 55% in Chad, 50% in Congo and 43% in Gabon.