Strengthening land rights for women

Water scarcity is compounded by weak access to water and climate change. Poor women in informal settlements have weak access to water because they do not have formal land rights. Adapting to climate change requires that rights to land are secure especially under increasing conditions of water scarcity.

Climate Related Risk

Change in water quality, Change in water quantity, Drought, Ecosystem services, Genre et jeunes

Form of Option

Laws and regulation

Country of Origin



Households, Municipality/urban area, Specific group in a society (e.g. women, Indigenous, slum-dwellers)


The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project., The option has been recommended within the project report but has not been implemented

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things, Change in policy, laws or regulation