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Property and Partnerships: Empowering women across the world in combating gender inequality

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - As urbanization gallops through every corner of the world and more and more people are moving into urban areas, many societies face the challenge of dealing with land and housing.

Women in Half the World Still Denied Land, Property Rights Despite Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Global campaign Stand For Her Land aims to bridge gap between law and practice so that women can realize their equal rights to land.

Three things to know about women’s land rights today

In a video blog marking the International Day of Rural Women, Victoria Stanley and Anna Wellenstein of the World Bank discuss three “headlines” one may encounter on women and land.

Closing the gap on women’s land rights

In half of all countries around the world, women experience gender discrimination in their rights to land. A movement is swelling across the Global South, where women are demanding equal rights to their land and natural resources.

Martha’s Story

After her husband's death in Liberia's civil war, Martha returned to her farm, where she lived with her in-laws. There was a stand of rubber trees that she and her husband had planted before the war, and the harvests became her primary source of income. Life continued that way for years...

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