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Married women in Botswana gain right to own land

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 20, 2020
For the first time married women in Botswana will be able to own land.
Botswana woman farmer
Married   Botswana woman farmer
“The Revised Botswana Land Policy of 2019 now gives married women the right to apply for land,” President Mokgweetsi Masisi tweeted Thursday, announcing the end of discriminatory treatment under older legislation.

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He added that he encouraged “Local and Land Authorities as well as Non-Governmental Organisations to step up campaigns to educate women and orphans about their legally protected rights and offer them legal support to successfully claim their legitimate land right.”