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Aliber et al., The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Land Rights: case studies from Kenya. FAO, HSRC Publishers, 2004.  http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_pe3/docs/pe3_040902d1_en.pdf


Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association, Widow's plight in Bangladesh: rethinking Policies, 2002 (to order: http://www.bnwla.org.bd/content/view/143/135/lang,en/).


Benschop, Marjolein; Women's Rights to Land and Property, UN-HABITAT, 2007. http://www.gltn.net/en/e-library/gender/womens-rights-to-land-and-property/download.html     


Byamukama, Dora C. Kanabahita, Effectiveness of legislation enacted to address harmful practices against women in Uganda, including maltreatment of widows and female genital mutilation, prepared for the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women,2009. http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/vaw_legislation_2009/Expert%20Paper%20EGMGPLHP%20_Dora%20Byamukama_.pdf

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Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Violence: The Impact of Forced Evictions on Women in Palestine, India and Nigeria, 2002. http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/COHRE%20Women%20Forced%20Evictions%202002.pdf


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, In Search of Equality: A Survey of Law and Practice Related to Women’s Inheritance rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, 2006.  http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/MENA%20Report%20websize.pdf


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, WHRP Fact Sheet Three: Women and Forced Evictions.  http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/fact%20sheet%203%20Women%20and%20Forced%20Evictions.pdf


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Bringing Equality Home: Promoting and Protecting The Inheritance Rights of Women, 2004.  http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/COHRE%20Bringing%20Equality%20Home.pdf


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, A Place To Live: Women's Inheritance Rights in Africa, 2005. http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/COHRE%20WHRP%20A%20Place%20To%20Live.pdf


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Shelter from the Storm: Women’s Housing Rights and the Struggle against HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2009.  http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/090731%20Shelter%20from%20the%20Storm%20FINAL.pdf


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Women and Housing Rights: Second Edition, 2008.



Federation of Women Lawyers - Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) and the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USA, Kenyan Laws and Harmful Customs Curtail Women’s Equal Enjoyment of ICESCR Rights, 2008.  http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cescr/docs/info-ngos/FIDAKenya41.pdf


Food and Agriculture Organization, Report of the National Conference: Women’s Property Rights and Livelihoods in the Context of HIV and AIDS in Zambia. Report prepared for the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Southern and East Africa, 2006. http://www.fao.org/hivaids/publications/reportzambia.pdf


Global Land Tool Network, Compound Grief: Widows in Kenya, prepared for the United Nations Settlement Programme, 2007.


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Global Land Tool Network, Gender evaluation criteria for large-scale Land Tools, GLTN, 2009.  http://www.gltn.net/en/home/gender/gender-evaluation-brochure/download.html      


Global Land Tool Network, Gendering Land Tools: Achieving secure tenure for Women and Men, GLTN, 2009.  http://www.gltn.net/en/home/gender/gendering-land-tools-achieving-secure-tenure-for-women-and-men/download.html


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Global Land Tool Network, Mechanism for Gendering Land Tools - A Framework for Delivery of Women’s Security of Tenure, GLTN, 2007. http://www.gltn.net/en/e-library/gender/mechanism-for-gendering-land-tools-a-framework-for-delivery-of-women-s-security-of-tenure/download.html


Global Rights, Conditions, Not Conflict: Promoting Women’s Human Rights in the Maghreb through Strategic Use of the Marriage Contract, 2008. http://www.globalrights.org/site/DocServer/Conditions_not_Conflict_Marriage_Contract.pdf?docID=10183


Holden and Tefera, From Being Property of Men to Becoming Equal Owners? Early Impacts of Land Registration and Certification on Women in Southern Ethiopia


Holden &  Tewodros, Land Registration in Ethiopia: Early Impacts on Women, United Nations Human Rights Settlements Programme, 2008. http://www.gltn.net/en/home/land-rights-and-records/land-registration-in-ethiopia-early-impacts-on-women/download.html


Human Rights Watch, Double Standards: Women’s Property Violations in Kenya, 2003. http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2003/03/03/double-standards-0


IRIN, Chapter 12: Abuse of Older Women, Broken bodies - broken dreams: violence against women exposed, 2005.  http://www.irinnews.org/pdf/bb/12IRIN_Duo-Elderly-Abuse.pdf http://www.irinnews.org/IndepthMain.aspx?IndepthId=59&ReportId=72831


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Izumi, Kaori, Land and Property Rights of Women and Orphans in the context of HIV and AIDS. FAO, HSRC Publishers, 2006  http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/freedownload.asp?id=2167


Kameri-Mbote, Patricia The Law of Succession in Kenya: Gender Perspectives in Property Management and Control, Women and Law in East Africa, 1995. http://www.ielrc.org/content/b9501.pdf


Knox, Anna, et al., Connecting Rights to Reality: A Progressive Framework of Core Protections for Women’s Property Rights, International Center for Research on Women. http://www.icrw.org/docs/property-rights/2007-connecting-rights-to-reality.pdf


Komjathy, Katalin and Susan E. Nichols, Women's Access to Land - FIG Guidelines, International Federation of Surveyors.

Kouyaté, Morissanda, Harmful traditional practices against women and legislation, prepared for the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, 2009.  http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/vaw_legislation_2009/Expert%20Paper%20EGMGPLHP%20_Morissanda%20Kouyate_.pdf


Mantilla, Silvia, Gender Responsiveness of Selected Projects in the GLTN Land Tool Inventory, Global Land Tool Network, 2009.  http://www.gltn.net/en/home/gender/gender-responsiveness-of-selected-projects-in-the-gltn-land-tool-inventory/download.html


Owen, Margaret; Model Charter for the Rights of Women, Widows for Peace through Democracy, 2009.  http://www.gaps-uk.org/docs/WPD%20widows%20charter.pdf


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Sleap, Bridget, Widows and AIDS: Redefinitions and Challenges, Widows without Rights, London, February 7, 2001. http://www.uneca.org/itca/governance/Documents/Widows%20and%20AIDS.pdf

Sweetman, Caroline; How Title Deeds Make Sex Safer: Women’s Property Rights in an Era of HIV, GLTN, 2007. http://www.gltn.net/en/e-library/gender/how-title-deeds-make-sex-safer-women-s-property-rights-in-an-era-of-hiv/download.html     

Thiara, Ravi K. and Gill Hague, Bride Price, Poverty, and Domestic Violence in Uganda, MIFUMI, 2010. http://www.mifumi.org/index.php?prgm=pubs.view_pub&doc=./docs/1269605459Bride_Price_Report_-_Executive_Summary_-_Final.pdf  


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UN-HABITAT, Law, Land and Tenure and Gender Review: Latin America – Colombia,

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UN-HABITAT, Law, Land and Tenure and Gender Review: Latin America –Brazil,


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UN-HABITAT, Shared Tenure Options for Women, UN-HABITAT, 2007. http://www.gltn.net/en/search-publication/gender/shared-tenure-options-for-women-/download.html


UN-HABITAT, Secure Land Rights for All, 2008. http://www.landcoalition.org/pdf/08_GLTN_Secure_Land_Rights_BK.pdf

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UN-HABITAT, Women‘s Equal Right to Housing, Land and Property in International Law, UN-HABITAT, 2007. http://www.gltn.net/en/e-library/gender/women-s-equal-right-to-housing-land-and-property-in-international-law-/download.html


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