What We DoLandesa in Asia


Support land rights reforms that grow prosperity, economic opportunity and gender equity for rural communities throughout Asia, in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector.


Field Focus Blog

Global Action on Land Degradation Offers a Win-Win Solution for People and the Planet

February 15, 2021

Land degradation neutrality is daunting, but not impossible. And often the solutions are simple, even if the implementation is challenging: protect forests and land, and the people stewarding them.

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Our Statement on the Situation in Myanmar

February 02, 2021

Landesa is monitoring the ongoing situation in Myanmar, where the military has declared a state of emergency and assumed control of the government.

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Field Focus Blog

Rituals of marriage create untold suffering for millions of widows in India

November 22, 2020

The ideal of a married woman decorated with sindoor, sakha, and bichiya is romanticized through legend and folklore; steeped in this culture, women themselves see value in these rituals. Millions of women in India do not even imagine that these discriminatory and patriarchal rituals are not supernaturally ordained and blind them to the reality that the revered status given to suhagins causes untold suffering to any woman (widow) who does not fit the ideal.

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