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Efforts to Halt Desertification and Drought Must Include Women’s Land Rights

June 16, 2020

To mark the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17, Landesa's Beth Roberts and Shipra Deo had a conversation about the barriers women face to their land rights, and why women must be able to overcome these obstacles to make progress toward global efforts to halt desertification, conserve land, and feed the world.

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Peace of Land: A Woman’s Right to Safety May Depend on Her Right to Own Property

June 12, 2020

The more I listen to women – as they talk about their past experiences, their present needs and their hopes for the future – the more confident I become that a piece of land has the power to break this cycle of oppression and lift women up, empowering them to live a life of dignity, autonomy and self-worth.

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Community participation will be essential to the success of India’s rural property mapping effort

May 22, 2020

The Government of India announced an ambitious effort to map residential areas in villages using drone technology and provide “property cards” to these rural owners. Landesa’s Shipra Deo and Pinaki Halder share several recommendations for implementation.

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