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Land & Gender

From large land acquisitions that displace communities without due compensation, to the encroachment of mining on indigenous lands, to the brunt of climate change and natural disasters, to everyday land and property deprivation by kin or state, women are typically more harshly impacted by land tenure insecurity due to discriminatory laws and lingering social bias.

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"The world is dressing up in diversity."

6 June 2024

Interview with a same-sex couple who requested a joint title to formalize their property in Colombia.

Stand for Her Land Partners

New partnerships reinforce a growing movement for women’s land rights

20 March 2024

Stand for Her Land (S4HL), the global campaign building a movement for millions of women to realize the transformative power of gender-equitable rights to land, housing, territory, property, and natural resources, is excited to announce new partnerships with International Senior Lawyers Project …

NEWS: Land Portal celebrates 80 country profiles

13 November 2023

We are celebrating the Land Portal's 80th country profile -- Iraq -- and the 79 that stand behind it. This rich collection represents seven years of work and underpins the Land Portal's commitment to making land information open and accessible. We publish profiles in English, French, Spanish, and…


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What to read digest on women and food security

CLARIFICATION: Two facts and four articles on why women remain central to feed families and the world

11 March 2024

This is an addendum to the What to Read digest on women, land and food security published originally on 8th March 2024.

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Gender and Biodiversity : How Indigenous and Local Community Women Safeguard Nature

13 June 2024

Indigenous women’s knowledge is rooted in ancestral understanding of the natural world and the accumulation of observations of local phenomena. The most significant aspect of Indigenous women holding and preserving these traditional knowledge is their holistic approach, which encompasses a wide…