A key ingredient to tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges is right beneath our feet.
Women’s empowerment. Poverty. Nutrition. Climate change. Conflict. In much of the world, these issues share a common element—land.
For the rural poor, land is their most important asset, a signifier of social status, and a gateway to government services and civic engagement. But millions around the world—especially women—lack rights to this powerful tool. They are unable to invest in their land, less likely to have a voice in their community, vulnerable to eviction and displacement, and trapped in cycles of poverty. Together, we can change that.
Land rights help communities thrive.
Since 1967, Landesa has partnered with governments in more than 50 countries to strengthen land rights for more than 120 million families.
Landesa focuses on land rights because we know they can be transformational. By using the leveraged tools of law and policy change, we can provide opportunity for millions at a time. And our innovative on-the-ground models help ensure that those changes reach the most underserved populations, including women, scheduled castes, and tribal groups.