Women Land & Property Rights

women land rights

 

ABOUT THE WOMEN LAND RIGHTS PROJECT

 

The women Land Rights Project is a project of Kenya Land Alliance that aims at actualization Women land and property rights as provided in the Constitution of Kenya, 2013 and as a means towards poverty alleviation. This considering the fact that, in Kenya where the foundation of most communities is Agriculture and livestock

 

production, women contribute up to 80% of workforce yet they only hold 1% of registered land in their names and around 5-6% of registered titles are held in joint names (Kenya Land Alliance, 2013).

 

This in essence means that ownership, control and access to land is important for improvement of women’s welfare as well as their social status. Most rural people, a majority of whom are women rarely have access to formal or legal ownership to land due to the complexity and cost of procedures involves. This is further complicated traditional beliefs, attitudes and perceptions that dictate land ownership, deeming it a preserve of male members of the Society. As a result, women are placed in a position of considerable insecurity with regards to their land rights.

 

With this background, KLA has taken lead in efforts geared towards realisation of women land and property rights. Guided by Constitutional and the National Land Policy that put emphasis on equitable distribution of resources for men and women in matters of ownership of land and property, KLA has been championing for the land rights of women for the last 10years.

 

WHAT WE DO

To realise women land and property Rights, WLPRs KLA with the financial help of well-wishers has been involved in the following activities:

 

 

  1. Public Education and Awareness Raising on Women Land Rights

 

  1. Dialogue forums with Council of Elders

 

  1. Development and Dissemination of Information, Education and Communication, IEC materials

 

  1. Research to inform Advocacy Campaigns

 

  1. Stakeholders Bi-annual meeting

 

  1. Media Campaigns through both Print and Electronic

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND AWARENESS RAISING ON WOMEN LAND RIGHTS

Kenya Land Alliance conducts civic education forums both at the National and Regional Level on women land rights.

We envisage a society where both men and women understand and appreciate the importance of women land rights and stand in defence of the same. Through the Land Rights Centres spread in all the 8 regions of Kenya, we endeavour to continuously educate the public on legislations and policies governing women land rights.

 

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A National training on WLPRs at AACC Westlands Nairobi on 5th Feb, 2013

 

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DIALOGUE FORUMS WITH COUNCIL OF ELDERS

The realisation that ongoing legislation and institutional reforms must engage with customs, traditions and practices that govern land and property ownership in order to deconstruct and re-conceptualize existing attitudes, beliefs and perceptions are what led to the idea of dialogue forums with councils of elders. To date, KLA has held dialogue forums with the Kalenjin, Luo, Njuri Ncheke, Kaya, Somali elders from

 

Wajir, Elders from Taita and Luhya Land

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ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  • Trained over 600 women on Land and property rights in all the 8 regions of Kenya

 

  • The women Land Rights Concept has gained popularity among the elders, with some standing fiercely in defense of women land rights
  • Built and strengthened Strategic partnerships with Local and International Civil Societies, Government ministries and Agencies
  • There has been increased focus on women land rights from the media with features that have brought to the surface the shift in attitude towards on women land rights. Having women land rights in the media discussion platforms is an indication to increased popularity of Constitutional provisions and a start to the appreciation of the importance of securing land rights for women

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntXSg2jix1c

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlR-rizsXr8

 

  • Increased understanding of women land rights in the Constitution, channels to seek redress in case of violation of these rights and the zeal to demand for land and property ownership as provided in the Constitution.

 

  • The operationalization of the National Land Commission while upholding the not more than 2/3rd of either gender principle is among the indicators of progress that we attribute to mobilization of men and women after the president delay to gazette the commission. This saw KLA receive recognition through a letter from the National Land Commission for the efforts in ensuring its gazettment.

 

  • Publication of research work on women and land rights

 

  • Successfully advocated for joint tenancy and co-tenancy in the Land Registration Act, 2012 as a means of securing women land rights within matrimonial Context

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders

Due to confidentiality – other details cannot be availed

Kilifi County

No Name
Zeinab Salim(Mobilize)
Elvinah Nzaro
Judith Uchi Johana
Sarah Anthony
Zamda Omar Mwarua
Helen Kadhua
Victoria Dume
 Rachiel Bidii
 Karembo Kitsao
 Getrude Bahati
.Agnes Thoya
Ummy
Mwanaidi
Ephie Chari
 Patience Dama
Joyce Zawadi
Saida  Famau
Nur       Rashid
Beatrice  Fundi
Kibibi     Kaula
Marim   Salim
Lucy    Kafedha
Fatuma Said
Aziza    Abdallah
Zuhura Ali

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders

Kwale

No Name
1. Mwanamisi Mwanjemi
2. Asia  Mwakisau
3. Eliza   Chakaya
4. Mwanamisi   Abubakari
5. Zeituni    Mwinyi
6. Fatuma Juma
7. Chikoko Bakari
8. Mamvivu Muhamed
9. Zaituni Bakari
10. Mariam Kasbai
11. Choku  Juma
12. Mlisho Ngefa
13. Fatuma Manyenze
14. Zaituni Moyo
15. Zahra Mwauchi
16. Lucy Ruwa
17. Rehema Matano
18. Kambirani Kisuwa
19. Amina Masau
20. Mariam Bakari
21. Blandina Tatu
22. Rael Mdune
23. Lina Mbeyu
24. Kwekwe Simba
25. Halima Abdalla

 

 

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders

Mombasa

No Name
1. Riziki  Hamisi
2. Mwanaidi Ramadhani
3. Time   Mohammed
4. Amina   Juma
5. Zeinab    Mkaroyo-
6. Salama     Ismail
7. Subira    Khamisi
8. Munira     Faraj
9. Amina      Chi
10. Abla     Abubakar
11. Cathrine     Njamba
12. Elizabeth    Mkongo
13. Recheal Karisa
14. Rehema     Fue
15. Joyce       Dama
16. Munira Naaman
17. Nuru Matano
18. Sofia Vigodi
19. Nuru Mafudh
20. Zubeida Issa
21. Momo Abdillahi
22. Nuru Abdallah
23. Fenny Katana
24. Priscillar Chepkoril
25. Mariam Chifu

 

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders Lamu and Tana River Counties

No Name County
Ralia Hassan Tana River
Fatima Odha Tana River
Fatuma Galgalo Tana River
Zilpa Komora Tana River
Habwoya Muhamed Tana River
Fatuma Kitole Tana River
Constance Mohamud Tana River
Filda  Amuma Tana River
Shamsa Omar Tana River
Fatuma J. Osman Tana River
Dolphine Komora Tana River
Irene Harobua Tana River
Mariam Basa Tana River
Swafia Mohamed Lamu
Umi Athman Lamu
Radhi Asufiani Lamu
Shani Mbwarafaki Lamu
Ashraf Ali Lamu
Salma Masou Lamu
Kadura Muhamed Lamu
Khadija Gurba Lamu
Nuru Daud Lamu
Barke Abdalla Lamu
Barke Baobo Lamu
Sidi Manza Lamu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants from Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties

No Name
Phares E. Rutere
Benjamin Mugambi Mutunga
Magdalene Muthoni
Joyce K. Muchanci
Elizabeth Kanyuru
Timui Dorcas Igoki
Margaret Kanyua
Mercy M. Mwiti
Gladys Kaimuri
Kinya Thiaine
Jane Kagendo
Joyce Kagwiria Kimathi
Lucy Nkatha
Jane Gitonga
Janet K. Muthamia
Francis Kanyoni Muthengi
Georgina Gacunku Mugwiria
Regina Kamene Sammy
Selina G. Mutegi
Jemima Nducia
Fridah Murugi
Lillian Muthoni
Jedida Mukwereri Njagi
Kellen Muthoni
Isabella Rimbeere
Agnes Mwende Justus
Hellen Wanja
Rosemary Kabete
Florence Nkirote Mwirigi
Martha Nkuru Nyaga

 

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders Lamu and Tana River Counties

No Name County
1. Ralia Hassan Tana River
2. Fatuma Galgalo Tana River
3. Fatima Odha Tana River
4. Zilpa Komora Tana River
5. Fatuma Kitole Tana River
6. Shamsa Omar Tana River
7. Fatuma J. Osman Tana River
8. Dolphine Tana River
9. Irene Harobua Tana River
10. Mariam Basa Tana River
11. Constance Mohamud Tana River
12. Haodo Garise Tana River
13. Margaret Solomon Tana River
14. Filda  Amuma Tana River
15. Habwoya Muhamed Tana River
16. Fatma Salim Lamu
17. Khadija Khale Lamu
18. Swafia Mohamed Lamu
19. Umi Athman Lamu
20. Radhi Asufiani Lamu
21. Shani Mbwarafaki Lamu
22. Ashraf Ali Lamu
23. Salma Masou Lamu
24. Kadura Muhamed Lamu
25. Maimuna Yusuf Lamu

Kilifi County

No Name
Zeinab Salim(Mobilize)
Elvinah Nzaro
Judith Uchi Johana
Sarah Anthony
Zamda Omar Mwarua
Helen Kadhua
Victoria Dume
 Rachiel Bidii
 Karembo Kitsao
 Getrude Bahati
.Agnes Thoya
Ummy
Mwanaidi
Ephie Chari
 Patience Dama
Joyce Zawadi
Saida  Famau
Nur       Rashid
Beatrice  Fundi
Kibibi     Kaula
Marim   Salim
Lucy    Kafedha
Fatuma Said
Aziza    Abdallah
Zuhura Ali

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders

Kwale

No Name
1. Mwanamisi Mwanjemi
2. Asia  Mwakisau
3. Eliza   Chakaya
4. Mwanamisi   Abubakari
5. Zeituni    Mwinyi
6. Fatuma Juma
7. Chikoko Bakari
8. Mamvivu Muhamed
9. Zaituni Bakari
10. Mariam Kasbai
11. Choku  Juma
12. Mlisho Ngefa
13. Fatuma Manyenze
14. Zaituni Moyo
15. Zahra Mwauchi
16. Lucy Ruwa
17. Rehema Matano
18. Kambirani Kisuwa
19. Amina Masau
20. Mariam Bakari
21. Blandina Tatu
22. Rael Mdune
23. Lina Mbeyu
24. Kwekwe Simba
25. Halima Abdalla

 

 

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders

Mombasa

No Name
1. Riziki  Hamisi
2. Mwanaidi Ramadhani
3. Time   Mohammed
4. Amina   Juma
5. Zeinab    Mkaroyo-
6. Salama     Ismail
7. Subira    Khamisi
8. Munira     Faraj
9. Amina      Chi
10. Abla     Abubakar
11. Cathrine     Njamba
12. Elizabeth    Mkongo
13. Recheal Karisa
14. Rehema     Fue
15. Joyce       Dama
16. Munira Naaman
17. Nuru Matano
18. Sofia Vigodi
19. Nuru Mafudh
20. Zubeida Issa
21. Momo Abdillahi
22. Nuru Abdallah
23. Fenny Katana
24. Priscillar Chepkoril
25. Mariam Chifu

 

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders Lamu and Tana River Counties

No Name County
Ralia Hassan Tana River
Fatima Odha Tana River
Fatuma Galgalo Tana River
Zilpa Komora Tana River
Habwoya Muhamed Tana River
Fatuma Kitole Tana River
Constance Mohamud Tana River
Filda  Amuma Tana River
Shamsa Omar Tana River
Fatuma J. Osman Tana River
Dolphine Komora Tana River
Irene Harobua Tana River
Mariam Basa Tana River
Swafia Mohamed Lamu
Umi Athman Lamu
Radhi Asufiani Lamu
Shani Mbwarafaki Lamu
Ashraf Ali Lamu
Salma Masou Lamu
Kadura Muhamed Lamu
Khadija Gurba Lamu
Nuru Daud Lamu
Barke Abdalla Lamu
Barke Baobo Lamu
Sidi Manza Lamu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants from Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties

No Name
Phares E. Rutere
Benjamin Mugambi Mutunga
Magdalene Muthoni
Joyce K. Muchanci
Elizabeth Kanyuru
Timui Dorcas Igoki
Margaret Kanyua
Mercy M. Mwiti
Gladys Kaimuri
Kinya Thiaine
Jane Kagendo
Joyce Kagwiria Kimathi
Lucy Nkatha
Jane Gitonga
Janet K. Muthamia
Francis Kanyoni Muthengi
Georgina Gacunku Mugwiria
Regina Kamene Sammy
Selina G. Mutegi
Jemima Nducia
Fridah Murugi
Lillian Muthoni
Jedida Mukwereri Njagi
Kellen Muthoni
Isabella Rimbeere
Agnes Mwende Justus
Hellen Wanja
Rosemary Kabete
Florence Nkirote Mwirigi
Martha Nkuru Nyaga

 

Participants List forum with grass root women leaders Lamu and Tana River Counties

No Name County
1. Ralia Hassan Tana River
2. Fatuma Galgalo Tana River
3. Fatima Odha Tana River
4. Zilpa Komora Tana River
5. Fatuma Kitole Tana River
6. Shamsa Omar Tana River
7. Fatuma J. Osman Tana River
8. Dolphine Tana River
9. Irene Harobua Tana River
10. Mariam Basa Tana River
11. Constance Mohamud Tana River
12. Haodo Garise Tana River
13. Margaret Solomon Tana River
14. Filda  Amuma Tana River
15. Habwoya Muhamed Tana River
16. Fatma Salim Lamu
17. Khadija Khale Lamu
18. Swafia Mohamed Lamu
19. Umi Athman Lamu
20. Radhi Asufiani Lamu
21. Shani Mbwarafaki Lamu
22. Ashraf Ali Lamu
23. Salma Masou Lamu
24. Kadura Muhamed Lamu
25. Maimuna Yusuf Lamu