Resource Equity | Land Portal

Resource Equity works to advance women’s rights to land and natural resources in order to promote women’s economic and social empowerment, and to reduce poverty while promoting lasting and equitable global development.

Resource Equity was founded in December 2014 as a women-run, women-first non-profit which focuses exclusively on gender issues related to land and resource rights. We work in concert with other organizations worldwide to advocate for social and policy change that will enable women to have secure rights to land, and develop the capacity of others to do this work around the world.

Collectively, we have more than 40 years of experience working on women’s land and resource issues worldwide, 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.

In addition to our advocacy and capacity development work, we teach classes at the University of Washington School of Law and we run LandWise, the digital collection of laws governing rights to land and property for women.

Resource Equity is a project of the Tides Foundation.

Resource Equity Resources

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On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands
Reports & Research
February, 2021
Africa, Mexico, Indonesia

La gobernanza sostenible de la tierra requiere que todos los miembros de una comunidad, tanto mujeres como hombres, tengan los mismos derechos y voz en las decisiones que afectan a sus tierras de propiedad colectiva. Lamentablemente, las mujeres de todo el mundo tienen menos  tierra en propiedad y derechos más débiles que los hombres, pero esto puede cambiar, y este informe muestra cómo hacerlo.

Library Resource
On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands
Reports & Research
February, 2021
Africa, Mexico, Indonesia

Sustainable land governance requires that all members of a community, both women and men, have equal rights and say in decisions that affect their collectively-held lands. Unfortunately, women around the world have less land ownership and weaker land rights than men – but this can change, and this report shows ways how that can be done.

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Reports & Research
January, 2020
Ethiopia, Uganda, Peru, Indonesia

Evidence shows that women can benefit from having individualised land rights formalized in their names. However, similar evidence is not available for formalization of land rights that are based on collective tenure. Studies have estimated that as much as 65 percent of the world’s land is held under customary, collective-tenure systems. Improving tenure security for land held collectively has been shown to improve resource management and to support self-determination of indigenous groups.

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
August, 2018
Pakistan

This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.

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