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

Recognition of the property rights of women in Central America: Mission accomplished?

Despite great progress over the last few decades, we must look beyond the policy framework and strive for inclusion in terms of access to and control of land.
Louise in her home

Scaling alternative justice for Kenya’s landless widows

Louise Achieng Juma’s life changed abruptly in 2012 when her husband Yusuf was tragically killed in a car accident. Pregnant and mother to six other children between the ages of two and fifteen, Louise was left to fend for herself. Devastated by the loss, at least she had the land on which to grow crops and shelter her family. Or so she thought.

Ghana needs a grievance mechanism to secure women’s land rights

As advocates for women’s land rights, isn’t it time we support the establishment of land-rights-specific grievance mechanisms?

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