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Women and land rights in Kenya.

Women and land rights in Kenya.

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Published by Kenya Human Rights Commission in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Land tenure -- Kenya.,
    • Land tenure -- Government policy -- Kenya.,
    • Right of property -- Kenya.,
    • Women"s rights -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesLand rights in Kenya
      ContributionsKenya Human Rights Commission.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD983.Z63 W65 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination32 p. :
      Number of Pages32
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL527075M
      LC Control Number98981213


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