Gender-differentiated impacts of Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Liberia

A Case Study based on the publication of the report titled: “Women: The Least secure Tenure”

Author: Green Advocates

Date: February 15, 2017

In a recent study, Green Advocates and its partners, the Natural Resource Women Platform and the Alliance for Rural Democracy, found that the impact of large scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) has caused women to lose their rights to use, access and own land for housing or farming, forest and forest products as well as other natural resources in their communities. On the other hand, they found that both women and men in areas without LSLAs have access to the forest and its resources and women are especially dependent on the forest for their livelihood: they obtain meat and fish, medication from herbs and plants gathered from the forest, fuel wood and materials for building, furniture and cooking utensils.