By UN-Habitat

Safeguard of Tenure is without doubt one of the cornerstones of Millennium improvement aim 7 at the development of the lives of slum dwellers, and is the main target of the worldwide crusade for safe Tenure.Security of Tenure is among the cornerstones of Millennium improvement objective 7 at the development of the lives of slum dwellers, and is the main target of the worldwide crusade for safe Tenure In such a lot nations, more than a few land rights and tenure forms exists, which types a continuum (from casual to formal). no matter if tenure is casual or formal, it's always understood, recorded and/or registered within the identify of fellows, leaving womens safe tenure usually depending on their kinfolk with their in-laws. As womens entry to land and housing is frequently via their husbands or fathers, they might lose such entry after widowhood, divorce, desertion, or male migration. whereas collective varieties of tenure additionally comprise ladies, the decision-making methods are frequently ruled by way of males, except ladies from the real judgements in regards to the land and housing.

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Separate property can be deemed joint property if it is established as a matter of fact that the property was improved to a considerable extent by the joint property of the community or by the individual property of the other spouse. India (Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal states) • Under some housing schemes there has been joint titling, providing either land for a house, loan for construction of a house if site is already available, or constructed house with site (Karnataka). • In Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal joint titling has been mandated in land reform programmes.

In University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 55, 677 . 43 Ibid. A Global Overview JOINT TENURE Examples of optional joint tenure systems and their variations are discussed below. much more vulnerable in the case of divorce because men could choose not to divide the land evenly. 47 South Africa South African land reform legislation is gender neutral and non-discriminatory on its face. Joint tenure is permitted, but in practice customary law predominates, and in many cases women do not hold land titles.

Mbane. sz/. Last visited May 5, 2005. 46 Ibid. A Global Overview 50 National Council of Women (NCW), and members of Civil Society. 2004. “NGO Shadow Report on the Status of Women in Samoa,” (online). pdf. 51 Deere, Carmen Diana & Leon, Magdalena. 2001. Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 27 JOINT TENURE woman has little chance of receiving a share in the case of divorce or separation or in the event that her husband sells or mortgages land or other property that they are using as a couple or family.

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