Backgrounder: Rights of rural women in Mali

| September 28, 2020

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Following up on this week’s Farmer story from Mali, our Script of the week gives more detail on women’s access to land and the general status of rural women in Mali.

Sections of the backgrounder include:

  • Access and control of resources
  • Limited access to financing
  • Constraints on access to land and security of access
  • Constraints related to lack of information and training on modern sustainable agricultural techniques
  • Discrimination within the household
  • Decision-making
  • Division of labour between women and men
  • Violence against women
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Child marriage
  • Opportunities to speak out publicly
  • Constraints related to climate change
  • Organizations supporting rural women in Mali