100&Change: 2020

Women’s Land Rights: Driving Empowerment, Equality, and Opportunity

When women have equal rights to land, the opportunities are endless. Landesa will lead broad, systemic change by strengthening land rights for 100 million women.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Community and economic development
Current Work Location
  • Beijing Shi, China
  • Yangon Region, Myanmar
  • Montserrado County, Liberia
  • Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Proposed Work Locations:
  • Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Harare Province, Zimbabwe
  • Greater Accra Region, Ghana
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Priority Populations:
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 5. Gender equality

Executive Summary:

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.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Rural Development Institute dba Landesa

Organization Headquarters
King County, Washington, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$10 to $49 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
100 to 299

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