Starting with Women
What does it mean to Start with Women?
We begin by asking what rights women currently have to land and resources, and then move to support them as they strengthen and secure those rights — both within their families and communities.
Informed by our extensive experience in the field and developed in collaboration with communities in Uganda, the Starting with Women approach takes the point of view that women know what they want and need in terms of their land, property, and resources. It then provides a framework for them to share information, guidance, and support, enabling them to develop a customized plan for securing what they want and need from their communities.
Learn more in this short overview video, and then review and download the Guidebook and Toolkit.
This Guidebook provides you with a detailed analysis of the Starting with Women approach, and how it was developed during the pilot project in Uganda.
This Toolkit compiles all 24 tools that were developed in support of the project in Uganda, including templates, examples, and other useful resources.