The Colombian Land Restitution Programme – Process, results and challenges, with special emphasis on women

The Colombian Land Restitution Programme – Process, results and challenges, with special emphasis on women

The majority of the more than 5 million IDPs in Colombia have lost their land due the conflict. This report describes the ongoing process of land restitution. The process is slow, and few want to return to the countryside. Women are given special attention, and are registered as equal owners to men. The land restitution process also discloses several challeng
es to rural development that is relevant also for a possible redistributive land reform in the future.

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