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Using a Gender-Responsive Land Rights Framework to Assess Youth Land Rights in Rural Liberia

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Landesa, 1424 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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Development Education Network-Liberia (DEN-L), Dementa Road, Gbarnga, Bong Country, Liberia
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Land 2020, 9(8), 247; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9080247
Received: 30 June 2020 / Revised: 14 July 2020 / Accepted: 15 July 2020 / Published: 27 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Land, Women, Youths, and Land Tools or Methods)
This article summarizes the evidence on youth land rights in Liberia from a literature review combined with primary research from two separate studies: (1) A qualitative assessment conducted as formative research to inform the design of the Land Rights and Sustainable Development (LRSD) project for Landesa and its partners’ community level interventions; and (2) a quantitative baseline survey of program beneficiaries as part of an evaluation of the LRSD project. The findings are presented using a Gender-Responsive Land Rights Framework that examines youth land rights through a gender lens. The evidence highlights that female and male youth in Liberia face significant but different barriers to long-term access to land, as well as to participation in decisions related to land. Our suggested recommendations offer insights for the implementation of Liberia’s recently passed Land Rights Act as well as for community-level interventions focused on increasing youth land tenure security in Liberia. View Full-Text
Keywords: youth land rights; gender-responsive land rights framework; Liberia Land Rights Act; land governance; tenure security youth land rights; gender-responsive land rights framework; Liberia Land Rights Act; land governance; tenure security
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Louis, E.; Mauto, T.; Dodd, M.-L.; Heidenrich, T.; Dolo, P.; Urey, E. Using a Gender-Responsive Land Rights Framework to Assess Youth Land Rights in Rural Liberia. Land 2020, 9, 247. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9080247

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Louis E, Mauto T, Dodd M-L, Heidenrich T, Dolo P, Urey E. Using a Gender-Responsive Land Rights Framework to Assess Youth Land Rights in Rural Liberia. Land. 2020; 9(8):247. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9080247

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Louis, Elizabeth, Tizai Mauto, My-Lan Dodd, Tasha Heidenrich, Peter Dolo, and Emmanuel Urey. 2020. "Using a Gender-Responsive Land Rights Framework to Assess Youth Land Rights in Rural Liberia" Land 9, no. 8: 247. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9080247

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