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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.


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With a historic legal decision, India marks progress toward equal inheritance rights for daughters

August 21, 2020

The Supreme Court of India recently ruled that daughters shall enjoy equal rights to inherit family land – an overdue and welcome shift toward greater equality for India’s women. The Court’s decision provided much-needed clarity on the scope of rights provided to daughters through the 2005 Hindu Succession Amendment Act.

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Adapting approaches in Myanmar

July 14, 2020

In Myanmar, Landesa is helping preserve momentum toward reform – both on the land and online – with a series of measures to protect our staff and government partners while keeping vital activities running.

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We Need Allies to Preserve Forests, Mitigate Climate Change

June 29, 2020

New policy brief details the ways that stronger land rights for people living in rural areas can improve climate mitigation efforts, contribute to the success of Community Forest Groups, encourage adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture, and create opportunities for women to invest in their land.

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