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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

Daughters’ inheritance rights in Uttar Pradesh

Shipra Deo, Landesa's Women's Land Rights (WLR) Director in India, writes about a new law in Uttar Pradesh that strengthens WLRs, the history of WLRs in the region, and practical steps to continue forward progress.

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August 26, 2019

What the Climate Crisis Means for Land Rights

The climate crisis will reshape our relationships to land around the world. To shift how the world produces food, manages land, and adapts to this crisis, it's imperative that we don't sacrifice the land rights of rural communities who have sustainably maintained their lands for generations.

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August 20, 2019