On Women’s Equality Day, Why Agitating for Gender Equity Still Matters

Ninety-five years ago today women in the United States gained access to the ballot box, thanks to the passage of the 19th amendment. This fundamental right of any democracy was no easy fight for the suffragists of the 19th century.  …
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Making the Sustainable Development Goals a Reality for Women in Tanzania

This blog was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation Women’s rights advocates from Tanzania’s civil society and the government sector met in Dar es Salaam last week to explore how the soon to be adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can …
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Why Women Deserve to Be Counted

This blog post originally appeared on Devex. In his July 26 speech to a packed Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi, Kenya, U.S. President Barack Obama told his audience that “any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its …
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Brazil’s Women Leaders Meet to Discuss: The Intersection of Interests for Women’s Land Rights

Scores of women leaders from across Brazil, including indigenous and Afro-Brazilian, rural and urban, from government and civil society, gathered in Recife, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco last week to call for concrete indicators focused on women’s …
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Why the Modi government must work on land reform before land acquisition

This article originally appeared in Scroll.in. India’s economy has already crossed $2 trillion and is growing annually at around 6%. But these figures cannot hide the fact that 69% of the population is rural, and 70% of this, or nearly …
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Fighting for Her Farm and Her Daughters

To view this photo essay slideshow, click the photo thumbnails below the main photo. Photos courtesy of Deborah Espinosa

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Not Your Land: How the Development Community Evicted the Poor

This article originally appeared in Foreign Affairs. The World Bank recently acknowledged a troubling fact: While working to rid the world of poverty through projects that required moving millions of people, such as dam construction, urban renewal, and rural development, …
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Helping Grow the “We”

By Laura Lee Grace There is a saying that “If your life’s work can be accomplished in your own lifetime, you are not thinking big enough.” It has been my honor to work for decades with Roy Prosterman – a …
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Why Landesa Works With Governments to Alleviate Poverty

This post was written as part of a special series for the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Despite an abundance of resources, dedicated efforts to alleviate poverty, generous donors, and committed development experts, we continue to live in a …
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Accounting for land rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda

As U.N. member countries continue discussions regarding new sustainable development goals, targets and indicators to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals, it is helpful to remember the story of former World Bank President Robert McNamara’s quest for poverty data. The story …
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On Women’s Equality Day, Why Agitating for Gender Equity Still Matters

Ninety-five years ago today women in the United States gained access to the ballot box, thanks to the passage of the 19th amendment. This fundamental right of any democracy was no easy fight for the suffragists of the 19th century.  …
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Making the Sustainable Development Goals a Reality for Women in Tanzania

This blog was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation Women’s rights advocates from Tanzania’s civil society and the government sector met in Dar es Salaam last week to explore how the soon to be adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can …
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Why Women Deserve to Be Counted

This blog post originally appeared on Devex. In his July 26 speech to a packed Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi, Kenya, U.S. President Barack Obama told his audience that “any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its …
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