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Published Date: Sep 15, 2010

Gender and Land Reforms in Pakistan (P-34)

Nazish BrohiPolicy

September 2010

 Women’s land ownership and
control have important connections with their empowerment in Pakistan’s
agricultural context. However, the link between these has largely remained
unexplored; and there has been negligible research to determine how many women
own or control land in Pakistan. The Sustainable Development Policy Institute
(SDPI) carried out a multiple pronged research in 2007-09 to fill this
knowledge gap and to examine the causality behind women’s land ownership and
empowerment. The research focused on women’s rights vis-à-vis the inheritance
framework of private agrarian land; and did not encompass private residential
or commercial property, neither did it cover other possible means of land
acquisition by women like through purchase or as gifts.

 The research spanned rural areas
across all four provinces of Pakistan, drawing on national laws, existing
policies, literature review and field work. The qualitative data was gathered
through interviews, surveys, focus group discussions, life histories,
narratives and case studies.

This Policy Paper briefly traces
the chronological evolution of land organization to examine the context,
direction and underlying objectives of the three state-led land reforms in
Pakistan. It will do so with a specific focus on the interface of land politics
and gender relations, with the understanding that land, among other resources,
has been one of the key components for maintaining patriarchal control of
women; that rural women’s lives are intimately connected to land, on which they
are direct stakeholders.