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USAID Advancing Gender Norms Change for Increasing Women’s Land Rights

In recent years, countries around the world have adopted and strengthened laws that support women’s land rights, creating a foundation for greater gender equality. While this is good news, we know that women need more than laws and policies to fully realize their rights and have an equal say in decision-making about the management of…Read More

Working for a Healthy and Resilient Amazon

This blog was originally published on Climatelinks. By USAID According to the recently released Amazon Vision 2020 Report, USAID and its global partners improved the management and conditions of key landscapes in the Amazon, working on more than 48 million hectares, an area larger than Sweden. These programs keep forests standing, sequesters carbon, and reduces greenhouse…Read More

Zambia’s Chiefs Champion Gender Equality in Land and Natural Resource Governance

Originally published on the International Institute for Environment and Development blog. Zambian land is governed through statutory and customary systems. Under the statutory system, the Zambian Constitution states that men and women have equal rights under the law, and the 2014 National Gender Policy gives traditional leaders a central role as champions of gender equality in…Read More

Popular New Radio Show Highlights Women’s Land Rights in Tanzania

By: Tasha Heidenrich, Landesa Tanzania In July 2021, listeners tuned in to hear the debut radio broadcast entitled, “Mwanamke na Ardhi,” or “Women and Land,” a radio program on Nuru FM, a local station in the Iringa region of Tanzania. The radio program is supported by USAID’s Land Evidence for Economic Rights, Gender and Equality…Read More

Securing Land Rights for Female Farmers in India

This post was originally published on Agrilinks. By Thais Bessa, Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) Gender Advisor. Purnima Kora is an ambitious farmer. She owns two small parcels of land that she purchased with her husband’s support and years of savings she earned from farming PepsiCo potatoes and rice, as well as by leveraging micro…Read More

Increasing Women’s Access to Land through Public-Private Partnerships in Ghana

This blog was originally published on Agrilinks. By Jenn Williamson In Northern Ghana, women face many challenges accessing and owning land. Customary lands, which make up an estimated 80% of the country, are managed by traditional authorities and governed under cultural lineage and inheritance systems. In Northern Ghana, this system is largely patrilineal, which means…Read More