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

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

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

Ask the expert: Dr. Agnes Quisumbing on women’s land rights

The USAID Land Tenure and Property Rights Portal recently interviewed Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI, about women's land rights. Read the interview here.

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

Science on the Pulse: 10 essential reads on gender and land tenure

What are we actually talking about when we refer to women’s land rights? In the lead up to the Global Landscapes Forum event, This land is our land: Perspectives on land access and restoration, Thrive asked the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to share ten essential articles for gaining an understanding of the key >> Read more