Pastoralist Women’s Land Rights and Leadership Forums in Tanzania
Principal organisations: Pastoral Women's Council
In Tanzania, pasturelands are under pressure. Patriarchal cultural norms present additional challenges for young pastoralist women. The Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC), an organisation of indigenous pastoralist women, worked with traditional leaders and local governments to raise awareness about women’s land rights. Additionally, PWC worked with pastoralist women to demarcate their land parcels and process land certificates. Due to these efforts, 1,200 women, one-third of whom are young, have received plots of land from their village governments.