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Her land.

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for all.

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IXMIQUILPAN, HIDALGO, MEXICO (11/03/16)- Valentina Ángeles stands in front of the home she helped build with Habitat for Humanity in Hidalgo, Mexico. ©Habitat for Humanity International/Jason Asteros

Valentina Ángeles stands in front of the home she helped build with Habitat for Humanity in Hidalgo, Mexico. ©Habitat for Humanity International/Jason Asteros

Why women's land?

Around the world, land serves as a foundation for security, shelter, income and livelihoods. But rights to land are not equitably distributed to us all. This is especially true for women. In fact, women still encounter persistent barriers to their land rights – despite laws and policies that enshrine those rights –  in more than half the countries in the world.

It’s time we break down those barriers.

  • Stronger land rights can empower women, while also increasing investments in land, spending on food and education, and improving child nutrition – lifting whole families and communities for a more equal world.

  • Women and girls bear the brunt of poverty; they shoulder time-consuming household duties, and live with deep discrimination and restricted rights. Women feed families, but are less than 15% of landholders worldwide.

About the Campaign

The Stand For Her Land Campaign aims to close the gap between laws and practice so that millions of women can realize land rights in their daily lives, across contexts and around the world. Because whether she lives in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the tropical forests of Liberia or the highlands of India, every woman deserves full and equal rights to land.

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Women cannot be owned as property, but land as property can be owned by women.

– An Elder mediating land rights disputes on behalf of women in Kenya

What’s New

OPINION: How COVID-19 puts women’s housing, land, and property rights at risk

Stand For Her Land Global Steering Committee partners at the World Bank explain how the coronavirus pandemic is shining a harsh light on why women’s land rights are so critical in protecting women and their families in times of crisis.

Reuters: Coronavirus seen delaying justice for Iraqi women displaced by war

Landesa’s Chief of Advocacy and Stand For Her Land Secretariat, Jennifer Abrahamson is quoted in this recent article published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation which explains how the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the difficulties for Iraqi women displaced by war and how crises in general have this effect in countries where women’s land rights are not well established.

IHC Global at World Urban Forum 10: Property Rights, Context, and Culture

Tens of millions of people across the urban-rural spectrum live without secure tenure. Experts from Habitat for Humanity International, Huairou Commission, UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network, the World Bank, and IHC Global weighed in on “Property Rights, Culture, and Context” at the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) in Abu Dhabi this February.

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