What We DoGlobal Advocacy


Catalyze a global land rights movement by working to strengthen political will at the global and regional levels to:

  • improve land laws and policies within countries
  • build capacity and strengthening networks among allies
  • mobilize resources in support of land rights
  • create awareness around the importance of inclusive, gender-equal land rights to promote economic opportunity and achieve development goals


Field Focus Blog

Eight Breakthroughs for Land Rights in 2020

January 21, 2021

2020 was a tough year on many fronts, and land rights were no exception. COVID-19 hindered land rights advocates from doing field research, meeting with government officials, prioritizing policy initiatives, and obtaining funding. Despite these headwinds, we have seen important advances, and the field continues to grow. Here are eight breakthroughs in 2020 to celebrate.

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Secure Land Rights: A Sustainable Solution at the Intersection of Climate Change and COVID-19

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging economies. These impacts are felt most acutely in rural areas, especially among indigenous communities and minority groups, and by women and others who are marginalized within those groups. Land rights were already crucial for food security, identity, and survival; but COVID-19 and climate change make land rights an increasingly vital solution in rural areas.

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International Day of Indigenous People: Land Rights and Biodiversity Conservation

August 22, 2020

Legal recognition of land rights is a necessary basis for successful biodiversity conservation and restoration. To be effective, the process must include rural land users, with attention to intersecting vulnerabilities faced by women, youth, and other marginalized groups.

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