• Joseph M. Soale
  • Helen Akolgo-Azupogo


Land rights, Businesswomen, customs, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), property commodification


Purpose –– The paper sought to investigate some of the advocacy interventions on women’s rights and their impact on the evolution of culture surrounding women’s land rights. 

Methods –– The research adopted a qualitative approach; using key expert interviews and focus group discussions.

Findings –– The study revealed that there are positive changes in women’s access to and ownership of land even though some challenges still exist.

Conclusion/Recommendation –– The study recommends that stakeholders need to equip themselves with the current realities of cultures that border on land ownership and accessibility in Northern Ghana.

Keywords –– Land rights, women, customs, development, property commodification


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