Women forced to trade sex for land rights, global research finds | Reuters
Globally, one in five people reported paying a bribe for land services, the report found.
In sub-Saharan Africa, one in three people reported having done so, with women in the region reporting sexual extortion as the most pertinent land corruption issue, it said.
Sexual extortion in land transactions tends to harm women who are young, single or widowed and cannot afford to pay cash bribes, it said.
It occurs when women seek land titles or negotiate access to property, it said.
Data from Ghana last year showed nearly 40 percent of women compared with 23 percent of men said corruption hindered their access to and control over land resources, it said.
“The ways in which women are more commonly exposed to corruption is through bribery and harassment, including sexual harassment,” it said.