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Design and deliver policies and programs that advance women’s land rights.
Join us in an accredited ten-week online course. Explore what works to advance women’s land and resource rights and address gender inequality. Gain expert insights into how to avoid the unintended and harmful consequences of gender-neutral thinking in land laws, policies, and programs.
Advancing women’s land and resource rights
10-weeks focused entirely on women’s land and resource rights.
Learn from experts
Lead by expert practitioners on women’s land and resource rights with decades of experience globally.
Gain global insights
Gain insights from all over the world and apply from anywhere globally (translation and interpretation available).
Engage with change-makers
WHat you'll learn
During this course, you will learn how to:
- Design and deliver practical programs and policies that advance women’s rights to land and resources and address gender inequality.
- Avoid unintended and harmful consequences of gender-neutral thinking in land/ resource laws, policies, and programs.
Comprehensively identify and categorize legal, social, and technical issues related to women’s land tenure security.
Know what has worked
Understand existing evidence on what has worked (and what has not worked) to strengthen women’s rights in practice and how it applies to real-world challenges.
Understand what could work
Share and learn what could work to promote and protect women’s rights to land by understanding promising and emerging practices to address gender and land challenges.
Design creative approaches
Draw from diverse sources to create policy and programs that equally serve women’s and men’s interests and needs from land and resource reforms.
What topics will be covered?
- Women’s Land and Resources rights: A Conceptual Framework
- Legal and Policy Issues: How to look for and identify barriers beyond a right to inherit and joint ownership of marital property
- Gender issues related to collective tenure vs. individual tenure
- Barriers and opportunities for women in resource governance
- Situational Assessments: What to look for and what to red flag
- How to find and use research to support legal and policy arguments
- What common barriers to women’s participation should be addressed in every intervention
- Customary tenure, indigenous peoples rights, and identifying and addressing gender-specific issues
- Addressing gender and land rights issues in development projects where land is not the primary focus (including climate change, conservation, extractives, gender-based violence, and agricultural and rural development).
Who is this course for?
- National and regional NGOs
- International NGOs
- Government agencies/departments
- Donor agencies and Philanthropic organizations
- Gender focal points on large land and resource-related projects
If you’re unsure whether the course is suitable for you, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full 10-week course costs USD 1,200 for full fee-paying participants.
Scholarships for tuition are available based on need (for scholarship applicants, identify in your application form that you would like to receive a scholarship). Support with technology may also be available based on need.
Resource Equity Co-Founder, Senior Gender Adviser and Lawyer
For 20 years, Renee has focused on the legal and sociological issues central to gender equity in access to land and natural resources. Her work has helped inform core policy positions on issues related to access, use, and control over land and resources for leading international development organizations.
Resource Equity Co-Founder, Gender and Land Tenure Lawyer
Elisa is the Executive Director of Resource Equity and is also a gender and land tenure lawyer. For over 15 years, Elisa has worked on research into and the design of laws, policies, and programs that improve women’s rights to land and natural resources, strengthen women’s involvement in decision-making and governance of land.
Seminars run by regional and global experts.
Further announcements on presenters coming soon.
David has been working on land rights for over 18 years. He is an attorney that has worked with governments, communities, companies, and civil society organizations in Africa and elsewhere on land conflicts, land tenure security, investments in land and extractives, and women’s land rights.
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Applications for the April 2021 Advancing Women’s Land Rights Course are now closed.
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