What We Do


We work to gather, refine, and organize information on how to effectively secure women’s land and natural resource rights.

LandWise Library

Our Library is the industry’s most comprehensive source of legal materials, information, and research focused entirely on women’s land rights.

Research Consortium

The Research Consortium, by Resource Equity, is a powerful hub for the collection, sharing, and exchange of knowledge on how to effectively advance women’s land rights.


We put our expertise and learnings into practice by providing a range of services aimed at strengthening women’s rights to land and resources.

Customized Research and Innovation

We take pride in using a women-first, partnership-based philosophy to designing innovative approaches to researching challenging and complex issues. Have a particularly vexing problem? We can help.

Technical Consulting

We are often called upon to support governments, bilateral donors, private corporations, and others to develop new legal, policy, and programmatic solutions that address the gap between law and the reality for women’s rights to land and natural resources.

Training and Development

Our programs help lawyers, policy makers, and program implementers develop the expertise and skills needed to address challenges to women’s rights to land and resources.


We are always updating this site with new tools and frameworks, grant opportunities, and ways to connect, so check back often.

Starting with Women

The Starting with Women Approach is a pragmatic, adaptive framework and approach for understanding and taking action to strengthen women’s land tenure security. Please check out our pamphlet and downloadable toolkit on the Starting with Women page.

Conceptual Framework

We have developed a framework of shared definitions and concepts that we hope future researchers will use. It includes factors that may change women’s tenure security, a recommended shared vocabulary for use by researchers and practitioners, and an illustrative set of inquiries.

Where We Work

Our team has worked on women’s land and resource issues in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda); Asia (China, India, 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.

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