We initially developed our innovative Improving Land Tenure Security for Women: A Starting with Women Approach during a pilot field project conducted in Acholi, Uganda, during 2012 – 2013.
The approach is the result of the lessons that we learned there and, along with our partners, we created a comprehensive guidebook that details the process and results of the pilot project.
In concert with the field work, we developed an array of resources, templates, and examples designed to support others who want to ensure that women’s voices are heard when developing and implementing projects.
One of the benefits of ensuring that women’s perspectives are included during project design is that it brings in the broader needs of the community.
It’s important to remember that this process is not about favoring women over men; rather, it ensures that all voices are heard, which ultimately results in the development of more meaningful, substantial, and sustainable community change over time.