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Landesa partners with governments and multilateral institutions to support land reform efforts and elevate land rights in regional development agendas in Southeast Asia.

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.

Land rights for women flips the script of gendered power—it challenges patriarchy at its root, by fundamentally changing women’s economic, social, and political status. And key to climate action, research shows efforts to protect biodiversity and address climate change are more successful when women have strong land rights.

Land rights for women flips the script of gendered power—it challenges patriarchy at its root, by fundamentally changing women’s economic, social, and political status. And key to climate action, research shows efforts to protect biodiversity and address climate change are more successful when women have strong land rights.

The future belongs to youth. But in many parts of the world, young women and men lack the means and the opportunity to build livelihoods and fully participate in their communities. This is especially true in rural areas, where agriculture is the foundation of the economy, but land rights remain out of reach.

So far in 2021, Landesa’s programs have strengthened land rights for over 760,000 people. Read more about gender-sensitive land services in India, updates from Myanmar and Cambodia, and additional program highlights in our latest Impact Report.