Her rights.

Her land.

A better future
for all.

Help make land rights a reality for
millions of women around the world.

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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

S4HL Welcomes New Campaign Members, Rights & Resources Initiative and International Land Coalition

The Stand For Her Land Secretariat is pleased to announce that The International Land Coalition (ILC), and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) have joined the campaign’s global steering committee.

Why we need S4HL in Uganda

Life for Santa and her children would have been less of a challenge if she didn’t have to live in constant fear as she struggled to protect her major source of livelihood: her land. Read about her journey to secure her land rights.

Latin America’s Indigenous and Afro-descendant women face a ‘triple pandemic’

Latin America’s indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are facing not just one pandemic, but three. Women bear the brunt of them all, which threatens communities’ very survival.

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