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Resource Equity is a women-run and women-centered nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on legal issues specific to gender equity in land and natural resources around the world.

Women-Focused, Community-Minded

When women have equitable rights to land and natural resources, they transform their entire communities for the better. With over forty years of collective experience, we engage in comprehensive field research, legal and evidence reviews, constituent interviews, and qualitative analysis that ensures the experiences, perspectives, and needs of women are always centered.

Expert Advocacy and Guidance

Through our collaborative relationships with international NGOs, national governments, and in-country specialists, we identify, develop, and recommend social and policy changes that result in the real-world, meaningful advancement of women’s rights. We also run LandWise, a repository of laws which govern rights to land and property for women.

Women’s Land Rights Institute

Through our innovative, cross-cultural online courses, we train practitioners around the globe in effective techniques, approaches, and best practices in women’s land and natural resource rights. As many of our students are often one of the few practitioners in their country, the Institute is building a deep network of in-country experts who collaborate with each other across continents.

Global Reach

We have worked on women’s land and resource issues worldwide, including in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda); Asia (China, India, Vietnam); South America (Peru); and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). We have worked for the World Bank, MCC, USAID, GIZ, DFID, the FAO, Ford Foundation, Care International, and many others.

Foundational Work

Our team has produced essential reporting and analysis focused on the field of women's land and resource rights. Here are a few key pieces that guide our way:

Interested in learning more? Check out our other Practice Guides and Evidence Briefs.



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Resource Equity Resources

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Library Resource
Document aggregated from Resource Equity Landwise Database
Informes e investigaciones
Enero, 2020

Version française du rapport.

Qu’est-ce qui fonctionne en termes de droits fonciers des femmes? Ce que nous savons et ce qu’il nous reste à savoir


Library Resource
Document aggregated from Resource Equity Landwise Database
Enero, 2020
Sierra Leona

This case study reviews available literature on the land tenure situation of women in Sierra Leone and analyses the impact of an FAO project in two rural villages in ensuring that women are better able to claim their customary rights to land.

Library Resource
Document aggregated from Resource Equity Landwise Database
Enero, 2020

Impacts of Resettlement on Women’s Land Tenure Security

This paper seeks to assess the effectiveness of the existing legal framework to protect women’s land rights in the face of hydro power-driven resettlement in Laos PDR. Specifically, it seeks to answer the research question, "In Laos, how effective are the resettlement, land laws and policies and related safeguards at ensuring gender-equitable results?”

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