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

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 (ISLP), LandBridge, Land Portal, and UN Women.

Gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, global food security, and the climate crisis are all complex challenges that can be met with the solution of women’s rights to land and resources. A deep network of partners from across government and civil society will be required to close the gap between policy and practice and help millions of women realize land rights in their daily lives.

To meet this need, each of these four new partners will support critical areas within the movement:

  • ISLP mobilizes pro bono legal support to advance locally-led initiatives that promote inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development.
  • LandBridge helps women overcome barriers to land ownership by providing last-mile assistance to secure legal documentation for their land.
  • Land Portal creates, curates and disseminates land governance information by fostering an inclusive and accessible data landscape.
  • UN Women is a global champion for gender equality, delivering programs, policies and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.

Formally launched in 2022 following exploratory efforts initiated in 2019, S4HL works to strengthen women’s land rights from the global to the grassroots and across the rural-to-urban continuum. At the global level, the campaign advocates for women’s land rights in sustainable development agendas and frameworks at international and regional levels including UN conventions, the African Union, and other agenda-setters.

At national and local levels, S4HL Coalitions in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda leverage local understanding and expertise to inform law and policy advocacy, implementation, and awareness efforts, and address restrictive social norms that together have the potential to help millions of women realize secure land rights in their daily lives.

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