FACTBOX-Global number of widows rises as war and disease take toll
Syrian war helps fuel 24 percent rise in number of widows in Mideast and N.Africa since 2010
ADVISORY-Package on challenges facing widows globally from the Thomson Reuters Foundation
:ADVISORY-Package on challenges facing widows globally from the Thomson Reuters Foundation
How a land title became one woman's ticket to freedom
"I was a laughing stock when I was applying for a bank loan, but those who were laughing at me now come for advice"
"Feminine" virtues blamed for unequal land rights in Rwanda, research shows
Female "silence and submissiveness" stop women from taking advantage of equal property laws in Rwanda
Lebanese citizenship law strips women of identity and property
Under a 91-year-old law, women married to foreigners cannot pass their Lebanese nationality on to their children
Why land means hope for India's vulnerable single women
A district in the eastern state of Odisha is challenging gender inequality by giving land to vulnerable women living alone
We don't know how many women own land. Why?
We know women's legal rights to own, inherit and farm land are crucial. So why is it still so hard to know how many women have rights?
FACTBOX-Women's land rights around the world
Did you know that widows in 35 countries do not have equal land inheritance rights?
Women forced to trade sex for land rights, global research finds
Women tend to be taken advantage of due to a lack of knowledge of their rights and low levels of literacy
Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land -World Bank
"If women have stronger bargaining power ... their husbands will think twice before beating them because they can move out and take their money with them" -economist