Issue Brief: Women’s Secure Rights to Land

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, yet many don’t have secure rights to the land they farm. Our new issue brief illustrates the benefits of secure rights to land for women and their households, the barriers they face, and recommendations for strengthening those land rights. Read the Issue Brief here.

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Ruma Chatterjee

Women Help Girls in India with Land Rights Education

Swapna Dey has dozens of daughters. They come to see her every Sunday afternoon. “The girls share everything with me,” Dey said, an energetic and petite middle-aged woman with an infectious smile. “Especially, they share the problems they face. I am …
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Tim Hanstad

Land Rights for Women Mean Progress for Communities

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post on November 24, 2014. If we want to empower rural women in the developing world, there is no better first step than providing them with secure rights to land. The reason is …
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Tim Hanstad

Depriving women farmers of land rights will set back China

This article was first published by the South China Morning Post on November 3, 2014. China is launching what is perhaps the most ambitious land registration system in history, seeking to document and protect property rights to more than one …
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