Landesa believes all women should have equal rights to the land on which they depend for their livelihoods. Yet today, more than half a billion women lack these key rights. They are denied the same rights as men to access, use, inherit, control, and own land, leaving them marginalized, their children vulnerable, and their development hindered. When women hold secure land rights, powerful transformation occurs. They invest to increase land productivity, creating healthier, more educated families. They are better stewards of land and more resilient when disaster strikes. Land security gives women and girls power and voice in their households and communities. Landesa will raise the profile of women’s land rights on the global agenda and lead the Stand For Her Land global campaign; nurture a network of women’s land rights champions; and expand our fundamental work to strengthen women’s land and inheritance rights for 100 million women.
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