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Mar 06 2019

Why Women’s Land Rights Matter — For the Future of People and the Planet

Around the world, land is a critical asset and source of wealth, power, status, and livelihood. Secure rights to land create pathways to greater empowerment, dignity, and opportunity. But land rights are not equitably distributed, and women typically fare the worst, because of entrenched patriarchal customs and practices, limited access to justice and dispute resolution, and a lack of legal awareness of their rights.

Our new infographic explores why secure women’s land rights are urgently needed to fulfill human rights and ensure a more equitable and sustainable world for us all.

 

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