Rwanda LAND Policy Research Brief: The Rights of Women in de Facto Unions to Land and Property

This research brief explores the rights to land and natural resources of women in de facto unions. The brief aims to (1) improve understanding of the experiences and rights to land of women living in de facto unions as opposed to those living in formal unions; (2) identify root causes of women’s decisions to live in de facto unions; and (3) offer practical recommendations that can strengthen the land rights of informally-married women.

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