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

Secure Land Rights for Rwanda’s Women are Critical for Families and the Nation

A recent report from Rwanda’s Department of Land and Mapping found that women, either individually or jointly, own most of the registered plots of land in the capital, Kigali. The Deputy Registrar of Land, Grace Nishimwe, was quoted by local …
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Anuradha Bandyopadhyay

Who Gets to Eat the Fish’s Head?

Anuradha Bandyopadhyay was a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Girls Project in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India for Landesa. Last month, while traveling in the field interviewing girls participating in the project, Anuradha was killed in a road accident. …
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Landesa

New Infographic Illustrates the Global Impact of Land Rights

Secure land rights are a foundation that allows other development efforts to take root. Landesa created an interactive infographic mapping how secure land rights around the world have helped millions of women and men find a path out of poverty. …
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