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Dec 02 2015

Women Gaining Ground: Securing Land Rights as a Critical Pillar of Climate Change Strategy

Research shows that women in the regions of the world most affected by climate change, Africa and South Asia, bear the brunt of increased natural disasters, displacement, unpredictable rain fall, decreased food production, and increased hunger and poverty. Women farmers are particularly at risk. Their rights to access, use, control, and manage land are often diluted or denied. Emerging evidence suggests that when women hold secure rights to land, efforts to tackle climate change are more successful, and responsibilities and benefits associated with climate change response programs are more equitably distributed. To emphasize the need for further research on the links between women’s land rights and climate change, Landesa has produced the following call-to-action.

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