At Resource Equity, we believe empowered women change the world. Our mission is to advance women’s rights to land and resources, which are key to that empowerment.

Our team of gender and land tenure professionals has more than 60 years of combined experience. Since our founding in 2014, we’ve been putting that experience to work around the world advocating for legal, policy, and social change with the goal of advancing women’s land and resource rights, and serving as a global source for research, best practices, and policy making.

At the core of our approach is a commitment to collaborating with partners around the world to focus on women, land, and resources. We’re proud that our work with these partners has helped reduce poverty and improve women’s social, legal, and economic status. These improvements in women’s rights and status improve not just women’s lives, but the lives of their families and communities.


Our team has partnered with in-country professionals working on women’s land and resource issues in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda); Asia (China, India, Nepal, Vietnam); and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). We have worked for the World Bank, MCC, USAID, GIZ, DFID, the FAO, Ford Foundation, Care International, and many others.

Amanda Richardson J.D.

Amanda has been working to improve the social and economic rights of women since 2008….

Elisa Scalise, J.D.

Elisa has worked in the promotion of women’s land rights for 10 years, including several…

Leslie Hannay, J.D.

Leslie Hannay, J.D.

Leslie has worked since 2008 to further women’s rights and access to natural resources around…

Renée Giovarelli, J.D., LLM

For 20 years, Renee has focused on the legal and sociological issues central to gender…

David Bledsoe J.D., LLM

David has been working on land rights for over 17 years. He is an attorney…

Jennifer Chang J.D., MLIS

Jen is a project manager who specializes in digital initiatives. With her background as an…

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