What We Do


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

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LandWise Library

Our Library library is the most comprehensive source of legal materials, articles, and research for policymakers, researchers, legal practitioners, and advocates working to advance women’s land rights. We regularly update this resource with publications by the experts at Resource Equity as well as other trusted sources from around the world. Learn more

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. Through the Consortium community, we’ll increase the quantity and quality of research while providing opportunities for further research. Learn more


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

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Customized Research & Innovation

We take pride in using a women-first, partnership-based philosophy in designing innovative research and strategies to address 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 practice for women. Ask us

Training & Development

Our programs help lawyers, policy makers, and program implementers develop the expertise and skills needed to address barriers to secure rights to land and resources for women. Get in touch

Tools & Support

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

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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. Learn more

Conceptual Framework

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

Practice Guides

Our Practice Guides are checklists that help users identify, assess, and navigate through potential legal issues as well as social or cultural norms that may affect how land rights law is practiced. 

Where We Work

Our team has worked on women’s land and resource issues in Africa (Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda); Asia and Pacific (China, India, Jordan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam); South America (Brazil and Peru); and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). We have worked for the World Bank, European Investment Bank, MCC, USAID, GIZ, DFID, the FAO, Rights and Resources Initiative, Ford Foundation, Care International, World Resources Institute, and many others.

Where We Work

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