The International Day of Rural Women is Oct. 15.
Rural women are a force. These farmers, workers, care-givers, entrepreneurs, and mothers are critical drivers of rural economies. Yet millions lack the simple but powerful tool to improve their lives and livelihoods. That tool is a land title.
Secure land rights are among the most effective means to empower women financially and socially and create tangible change for families and communities. For International Rural Women’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of two women who have experienced greater security and a stronger voice now that they have secure rights to land.