Global Journal Names Landesa Among Top 100 NGOs

January 23, 2012 — Landesa was selected as one of the 100 best NGOs in the world, ranked by the Global Journal. Landesa is honored to be ranked #34 among a list of organizations that are making a transformative difference in the world, including several others from the “corridor of compassion” in the Pacific Northwest – including PATH (#6), and Mercy Corps (#11).

We are honored that the cornerstone component of land rights has been selected for this inaugural ranking. More than a billion of world’s poorest rely on land as their key asset, yet the majority have no legal claim to the land they farm. Securing land rights makes investments from NGOs doing valuable work across the sector more impactful and sustainable for generations to come. | View the full list

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Jen Duncan

Women in Tanzania set for equal land rights – let’s make sure it happens

By Jen Duncan and Scholastica Haule This post first appeared in the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog on October 15, 2014. In a milestone for Tanzania, the country’s proposed new constitution provides women with equal rights to own and use land. …
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Tim Hanstad

We need to redefine ambition

This post was originally produced for the Skoll World Forum blog on October 13, 2014. When I announced a few weeks ago that, after 10 years as president and CEO of Landesa, I would be stepping down and transitioning into a …
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Melany Grout

5 girls who said NO to child marriage in West Bengal

This photo essay originally appeared on ONE.org. The Girls Project, a partnership between the government of West Bengal and Landesa, aims to keep girls in school and reduce their vulnerability to child marriage. More than 40,000 girls are currently participating in …
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