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Less Than 2 Percent of Land in Kenya Issued to Women Despite Legal Gains

Less than 2 percent of title deeds issued in Kenya since 2013 went to women, campaigners said on Tuesday, dashing hopes raised by constitutional reform granting them equal property rights. Kenya’s land minister Farida Karoney said it does not yet have data on women’s land ownership, which campaigners say is key to reducing poverty and exposure to domestic violence, as well as providing collateral for loans and security in old age. “The percentage of women owning land has not improved...

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