Research Consortium

How we Curate Content for the Research Consortium

Renée Giovarelli  May 18, 2018

The idea behind the Research Consortium is to create a hub for the collection, sharing, and exchange of knowledge on how to effectively advance women’s land rights. One of the spokes on that hub is the website, which is a repository for curated content on what we know about interventions that have been tried.

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Her Land Her Story

Her Land Her Story and the Importance of Centering Women in our Work

Amanda Richardson   April 26, 2018

On Friday, April 20th, I had the pleasure of participating in the Her Land Her Story webinar, co-hosted by the Cadasta Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It was a wonderful chance to learn more about the Her Land Her Story campaign, which launched on International Women’s Day and ran until April 13th. It featured the stories of 27 different women from around the world to raise awareness of the importance of women’s land rights.

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Announcing the Launch of the Research Consortium on Women’s Land Rights

Renée Giovarelli   March 23, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Research Consortium (RC), a new powerful hub for the collection, sharing, and exchange of knowledge on how to effectively advance women’s land rights. We know women’s land rights matter, the Research Consortium is designed to help us figure out how to ensure these rights are realized.

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When it Comes to Land Rights, Women Should Never be an Afterthought

Elisa Scalise   March 8, 2018

In Northern Uganda, as elsewhere, women are rarely thought of first, especially when it comes to land. There is one woman’s story that comes to mind: Rosalyn (not her real name) was a widow. She bought land with her late husband when he was still alive, near the local trading center in Pader district. Now that he has died, her in-laws have taken the land.

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Thoughts on International Women’s Day

Renée Giovarelli     March 8, 2017

One late afternoon, I plodded up a wide muddy road, through a village center, back to the rented SUV where my patient and amiable driver waited. In the Madagascar highlands, everything shouts color: blue sky, red clay hills, green rice shoots, white clouds. The colors drowned out my thoughts.

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Collective lands: Making progress for women and men

Elisa Scalise     February 28, 2017

We at Resource Equity have seen the ways securing and protecting people’s land rights leads to benefits for societies. The ongoing work being done to secure the collective land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities is therefore much needed.

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