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Inheritance Of Agricultural Land By Women: There Is Distance Yet To Travel

Shipra Deo and Robert Mitchell summarize progress toward securing inheritance rights for women in India.

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October 26, 2021

The Foundation for Women’s Empowerment, Global Food Security and the Eradication of Poverty Is Beneath Our Feet

Beth Roberts explores why land is central to the themes of Rural Women’s Day (Oct. 15), World Food Day (Oct. 16) and the Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct. 17), along with an update on recent activities under the Stand For Her Land campaign.

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October 14, 2021

Implementing progressive laws can accelerate securing women’s land rights in Francophone Africa

Modern land reforms remain indispensable to tackle gender inequality in areas where customary discriminatory practices are dominant. Landesa intern Joy Imbuye examines positive practices and challenges in advancing women’s land rights in select countries in Francophone Africa.

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September 20, 2021

The Road to Resilience in a Post-COVID World: Stronger Land Rights for Women

Gender-responsive land tenure and property rights interventions can be an important catalyst in bringing the kind of revolutionary change necessary to correct the existing bias against women and girls, and forge more resilient societies in a post-pandemic world.

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June 18, 2021

Securing Women’s Land Rights: Challenges and Solutions

Secure land tenure is key to eradicating poverty, increasing agricultural investment and ensuring food security, and is an essential element of climate action and climate resilience. Yet women have far weaker rights to land than men.

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May 22, 2021