Women, Land and Property Rights

INERELA+ Kenya has also implemented programs and interventions to address land and property rights. This is a result of a study that showed that bad land ownership regimen in Kenya had a very adverse impact on women, especially those living with or personally affected by HIV/AIDS.



The system of owning land has largely been in favour of men. Often times, women are dispossessed of their land after the death of their husbands, exposing them to further suffering, and the risk of infection or re-infection with HIV. Those already under treatment are left in a situation where they cannot afford treatment or good nutrition leading to deterioration of their health, while their children are unable to access education.

A key focus of this project was the economic empowerment of women to address nutritional needs as well as child health. To address land and property rights issues, INERELA+ Kenya implemented a project in Laikipia County where women were supported through training, legal assistance, and entrepreneurship skills. A key outcome of this project was the establishment of four Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) teams to make resolution of land related cases accessible and affordable for women.