Our approach is based on partnership and collaboration, focusing on developing the capacity of 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.
Resource Equity works to develop new legal, policy, and programmatic solutions to address the gap between law and practice for women’s rights to land and natural resources. Women with secure land and resource rights are likely to have more income, higher social and legal status, increased economic opportunity and access to social services, more decision-making power, and improved personal security. When women have secure rights to land and resources, their families and communities are more likely to be in better health and to have improved nutrition and education. When women have stronger rights to land and resources, economies are more productive, food security improves, and the environment is better cared for.
Concurrently, Resource Equity focuses on developing the capacity of individuals and organizations around the world to address challenges to women’s secure land and natural resource rights. Through our capacity development programs and strong partnerships, we aim to help create a global cohort of experienced practitioners with expertise in women’s land and resource rights. Our goal is to shift the global practice to embrace a women first approach to securing land and resource rights worldwide.
Partnerships, strategic engagement, and effective collaboration are central to our ability to achieve our intended impact. Resource Equity works to understand and address the barriers that prevent women from realizing their economic potential. We do this by:
• Developing legal, policy, and programmatic solutions that address the gap between law and practice to strengthen and realize women’s land and resource rights;
• Developing the capacity of individuals and organizations around the world to better address women’s land and resource issues; and
• Providing guidance to organizations to help them integrate gender analysis and strategic planning into their programs so as to promote more inclusive and effective solutions for lasting change.