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Published by Zimbabwe Women"s Resource Centre and Network in [Harare] .
Written in English



  • Zimbabwe.


  • Land tenure -- Government policy -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Right of property -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Women"s rights -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Women and land use planning -- Zimbabwe.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsZimbabwe. Land Commission., Zimbabwe Women"s Resource Centre and Network.
LC ClassificationsHD992.Z63 G458 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 63, 2, 6 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL963157M
LC Control Number95981801

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