Call for Applications: 2018 Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. The program goals are to 1) Enhance effectiveness and expertise of mid-career practitioners from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to advance women’s land rights and 2) Strengthen the network of women’s >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Oxfam Project Manager – Women’s Land Rights

To view the full job posting and to apply, click here. The Oxfam Pan Africa Programme works with CSOs and their coalitions, the African Union and Governments to popularise, advocate for and implement key international and continental policy standards, pledges and human rights instruments nationally.  This post will support Oxfam Pan Africa programme Women Rights >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: ILC Framing the Debate: Islamic inheritance laws and rural women

Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas. The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, >> Read more

BLOG: We don’t know how many women own land. Why?

Originally posted on Thomson Reuters Foundation News by Cheryl Doss, Yale University Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:00 GMT 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? The importance of women’s rights to land and property are increasingly >> Read more

EMPLOYMENT: Gender Land Tenure Specialist (Landesa)

Gender Land Tenure Specialist (Mid Level) Position Title:            Gender Land Tenure Specialist (Mid Level) Status:                        Regular, Full Time Location:                    Seattle or Washington DC Classification:           Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Pay) Date:                           May 2016 Job Summary:  Within a variety of country contexts, the Gender and Land Tenure Specialist provides policy, analytical and >> Read more

Why is gender important for REDD+?

IUCN has produced an excellent new video unpacking why women’s resource rights and decision-making need to be taken into account in REDD+ development. This video was prepared for IUCN with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via the Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative. This video supports a series >> Read more

Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM

Reposted from the Engendering Data blog: FAO Gender and Land team has recently published a new info-note on the linkages between Gender and Land Statistics. Land statistics disaggregated by sex are essential to highlighting the disparities in secure land rights between women and men. With that in mind, in 2014 FAO joined forced with the CGIAR Research >> Read more

IFPRI Gender Methods Seminar: Good practices and lessons learned on gender and collective lands

Resource Equity with Landesa Presentation by Elisa Scalise and Renee Giovarelli, Co-founders of Resource Equity Chair: Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division Discussant: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Environment and Production Technology Division Monday, March 14, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm Please find instructions for joining virtually at the end of this message. Synopsis of the >> Read more

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender (pdf) is a new infographic from the Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) of the FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). The infographic explores the correct use of land ownership statistics (ownership understood in a broad sense beyond individual property rights) and highlights how gender >> Read more

Landesa hiring Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist

Landesa is hiring for a Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist. This is an exciting time for those of us working on land rights – a sector in which the challenges to be addressed continue to be enormous and the opportunities to contribute expand by the day. You can find detailed information at: http://www.landesa.org/jobs/senior-research-and-evaluation-specialist/  and may >> Read more