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In Myanmar, a Land Rights Program is Accelerating Gender Equality, Growing Rural Incomes, and Preserving Forests

What if we could alleviate rural poverty, strengthen women’s rights, and help turn the tide against climate change, all at once? In Myanmar, a program to secure land rights for the country’s forest-dwelling communities is helping villages make progress toward all three.

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February 26, 2020

Their land, our future: To arrest the climate crisis, we need a democratic overhaul

Both the climate crisis and inequality require a democratic overhaul. Governments globally should start by turning over legal control of land and natural resources to local communities and indigenous land users. Their rights are key to survival for all of us.

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December 02, 2019

Why Women Farmers Deserve the Right to Identity

On the 2019 International Day of Rural Women, Landesa’s Shipra Deo explores how land rights are an essential element for overturning misperceptions about the role of women in society and on the farm.

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October 17, 2019

Women Help Feed the World. Why Can’t They Own Land?

In rural areas worldwide, the land rights gender gap still prevents millions of women from accessing the same resources & opportunities as men. This International Day of Rural Women, join us to shift the balance of power & promote a more gender equal world.

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October 15, 2019

Strengthening Land Rights Will Curb Migration

With the world's food supply under threat and millions already facing climate-driven migration, a land-use revolution is needed. Legal reforms that strengthen rural communities' land rights are essential to providing the leverage and incentive to invest in climate resilience.

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September 17, 2019