Land, Violence and Womxn's Bodies: An Overview of Implications of Land Reform and Customary Law on The Rights of Women in South Africa

Land, Violence and Womxn's Bodies: An Overview of Implications of Land Reform and Customary Law on The Rights of Women in South Africa

Author: 
Songca, Rushiella
Place: 
Oxon
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Date published: 
2018
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Journal Title: 
Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity
Source: 
Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity Volume 32 Number 4, 2018 pp. 3-9
Abstract: 

This focus on Land, Violence and Womxn's bodies seeks to re-centre the debate on land as it relates to womxn's bodies. It highlights the dynamics engendered by womxn's struggles for land, it explores the interface between womxn's rights and customary practices and demonstrates how womxn's bodies, like land, have been shamed and celebrated. This issue commemorates (un)celebrated womxn who continue to fight for their rights to land. It incorporates themes on gender discrimination and land allocation, and it problematises the extent to which land reform and other interventions have attempted to address gender inequalities which relate to the rights of womxn to communal and commercial land.

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CITATION: Songca, Rushiella. Land, Violence and Womxn's Bodies: An Overview of Implications of Land Reform and Customary Law on The Rights of Women in South Africa . Oxon : Taylor & Francis , 2018. Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity Volume 32 Number 4, 2018 pp. 3-9 - Available at: http://library.au.int/land-violence-and-womxns-bodies-overview-implications-land-reform-and-customary-law-rights-women