It should be noted that the government drafted a law on the prevention and suppression of violence against women and gender-based discrimination which, according to the government’s 2012 report to CEDAW, has been absorbed into current revisions of the Penal Code, being undertaken in order to ‘repeal and revise discriminatory provisions.’It should be noted that these changes have been in process since the government’s last report to CEDAW (in 2007).
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The male-to-female sex ratio at birth in 2013 is 1.03 and for the working age population (15-64 years old) is 1.01. 
 CIA. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2018.html (accessed 28/03/2014)
Although land law does not address women’s land rights specifically, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Civil Code grants all Cameroonians access to land regardless of gender.Despite these safeguards, discriminatory customary practices continue to restrict women’s access to land. Legally, any person may individually or collectively acquire land rights, as long as a land title that designates such property rights is obtained. Due to discriminatory inheritance practices, very few women own land, particularly in rural areas. In an assessment of women’s access to land, the Economic Commission for Africa gave Cameroon a score of 1 out of a possible 22.
Although there are no blanket restrictions on women’s freedom of movement and access to public space, the law in Cameroon provides that husbands have the right to choose where the family resides, obliging wives to follow.
The Quota Project (2009) Global Database of Quotas for Women, http://www.quotaproject.org/ (accessed 26 August 2013).
World Bank (2013b) Women, Business, and the Law [database], http://wbl.worldbank.org/data/exploreeconomies/cameroon/2013 (accessed 4 October 2013).