Thursday, July 05, 2012


PUBLICATION: ILC Briefing Note on Women's Legal Empowerment: Lessons Learned from Community-Based Activities

The briefing note captures lessons learned from five community-based projects promoting the legal empowerment of rural women. The note elaborates on the following lessons:

  1. Never underestimate women’s enthusiasm to learn!
  2. Prioritise capacity building targeted at women
  3. Recognise the importance of accessible information
  4. Pay attention to perceptions of gender equality
  5. Address different levels appropriately
  6. Be aware of the role that CSOs can play
  7. Follow through to move from empowerment toward emancipation
  8. Encourage horizontal learning and collective action
  9. Bear in mind the complexity of land tenure security

The briefing note is available here in English, French and Spanish.

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