Around the world, land is the foundation for security, shelter, and livelihood, and creates pathways to empowerment and economic opportunity.
But rights to land are not equitably distributed to us all. Women still encounter persistent barriers to their land rights – despite laws and policies that enshrine those rights – in half the countries in the world.
It’s time to break down those barriers so that all women can realize land rights in their daily lives.
The Stand For Her Land campaign, and founding partners Habitat for Humanity, the Huairou Commission, Landesa, Global Land Tool Network Partners, and the World Bank, will work to close this persistent gap between law and practice worldwide so that millions of women can benefit from secure rights to land.
The main objective of the campaign is to drive real change on the ground, channeling resources, tools, and support for national and local advocacy efforts in focal countries. It is the first advocacy campaign of its kind to merge both global and local level efforts to strengthen land rights for women from the ground up.
Together, we can close the enormous gap that prevents millions of women from realizing full and equal land and property rights, wherever she lives in the world.
We can empower indigenous women in Peru to make decisions over their resources and land use.
We can include the name of a woman farmer living in India on her family’s land title.
We can recognize the inheritance rights of widows living under customary law in Liberia.
We can help provide women living in urban settlements in Colombia, Kenya or Nepal with a safe and secure place to call home.
Visit the Stand For Her Land website to learn how you can help support this vital effort.