We are inspired by the possibility of strengthening women’s land rights as a way to empower women socially and economically. One such potential benefit concerns the ways in which land rights may protect women from domestic or gender-based violence – a relevant topic as the global community observes the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

Protecting women’s land rights globally is central to their livelihoods and their equality. Read about work done by the Association for Land Reform and Development in Bangladesh to advance inclusive access to land. This Q&A is one installment in a three-part series on the links between land rights, climate change, and crosscutting themes of gender equity, youth empowerment, and rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

In the first quarter of 2022, Landesa’s programs have strengthened land rights for over 850,000 people. Read more about the global women’s land rights campaign, a new mangrove and livelihoods protection initiative in Southeast Asia, and additional program highlights in our latest Impact Report.