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Advancing women’s rights to land & natural resources

Resource Equity works to advance women’s rights to land and natural resources in order to promote women’s economic and social empowerment, and to reduce poverty while promoting lasting and equitable global development.

Our Mission

Our aim is to increase women’s incomes, social and legal status, economic opportunities, decision-making power, and personal security. When women have secure rights to land and resources, their families and communities are more likely to be in better health and have good nutrition and education. With secure rights, economies are more productive, food security improves, and the environment is better cared for.

Our work focuses on increasing the capacity of individuals and organizations around the world to address challenges to women’s secure land and natural resource rights and on developing new legal, policy, and programmatic solutions to address the gap between law and practice for women’s rights to land and natural resources.

 Women should have  secure rights to land and natural resources.

Our Approach

Our Approach

Our approach is based on partnership and collaboration, focusing on developing the capacity of rural women, practitioners, governments, and the development community to design innovative and concrete strategies to improve women’s rights to land and resources. This approach ensures that women meaningfully participate in project design and implementation and in advocating for women’s social and legal right to land and resources.

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Poverty reduction and an improvement in food security are more likely to occur when women have rights and status within their families and communities.

Expertise

Expertise

Resource Equity puts women first: our strategy development, design, and evaluation starts with women’s voices, needs, and aspirations. Empowering women promotes lasting economic growth, stronger and more resilient communities, and healthier and more prosperous societies. Secure land and resource rights strengthen women’s voice and agency, and unlock their potential to increase agricultural output, economic growth, and support healthier families and communities.

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