Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Supporting Women’s Land Rights

From 25 January to 5 February, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which were created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights. >> Read more

Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights and our partner Resource Equity are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. Through this program we seek to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from the developing world who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights >> Read more

New publication: Gender, headship, and the life cycle: Landownership in four Asian countries

Originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) blog Despite increasing evidence that households do not always function as one, policies regarding land and property rights are often formulated at the household level, assuming the primary adult male is the landowner. Because land policy reform has typically focused on changing household, rather >> Read more

New post from EnGendering Data

How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals For decades feminist economists and women’s rights advocates have made the case that the lack of data on women’s land rights has limited the ability to understand how this affects food security and rural poverty. However, recent developments may help us >> Read more

What would it really take to strengthen women’s land rights?

The issue of women’s land rights for land restoration will be discussed at a high-level panel “This Land is Our Land: Gender perspectives on tenure and rights” at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, December 6.  In preparation for that event, we have asked a number of experts: “What would it take to strengthen women’s >> Read more

Women, Land and Food event materials now available

The Women, Land and Food event hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USAID, and Landesa on October 27, 2015, examined the challenges, programming lessons and evidence demonstrating the profound link between land rights, food security and women’s empowerment.   Now, you can further explore related event content: Watch a recording of the full discussion View exclusive >> Read more

USAID, IFPRI, and Landesa Panel: Women, Land, and Food

On October 27, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, USAID, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Landesa will host a panel event to discuss the intersection of women's empowerment, land rights and food security at IFPRI's headquarters at 2033 K St NW, Washington, DC. The panel event is open to the public >> Read more

Kenya Justice Project and AskAg Discussion on land tenure and governance

The Kenya Justice Project (KJP) focused on educating key stakeholder groups through legal literacy and skills trainings, peer sessions, community conversations, and public information activities to increase legal knowledge around constitutional rights and traditional leaders’ responsibilities related to land.  Read more about the project’s accomplishments, including the election of 22 women elders, here.  Additional information >> Read more

Publication: Transnational Land Deals and Gender Equality: Utilitarian and Human Rights Approaches

This article by Poul Wosberg, published in Feminist Economics, is freely available from Routledge Social Sciences journals until June 30, 2015: Abstract: Transnational land deals pose vexing normative (ethical) questions, not least concerning gendered participation and outcomes. This article explores utilitarian and human rights approaches to gender equality in selected policy initiatives on the land >> Read more

Landesa publishes women’s land rights guides & infographic on women’s land rights

View original announcement here: The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights has created four new practice guides, which are practical resources for development practitioners, researchers, lawyers, advocates, and scholars to assess the situation for women’s land rights in three countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. They address both the formal legal structure and the customary framework >> Read more