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Gain access to the expertise and knowledge we’ve built up decades of practice and research around the globe. We support governments, donors, private corporations, NGOs, local advocates, and others to develop actionable pathways between law and practice for women.
To bring about social and economic change for women takes a team approach. By collaborating we can reduce poverty and improve women’s social, legal, and economic status.
We put our expertise and learnings into practice by providing a range of services to strengthen women’s rights to land and resources.
Customized Research & Innovation
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.
Training and Development
Our programs help lawyers, policymakers, and program implementers develop the expertise and skills needed to address barriers to secure rights to land and resources for women.
Our work has addressed agricultural land and agricultural supply chains, forests, pastures, peri-urban land, mining, and climate change in various tenure settings. We’ve worked directly with women and men, governments, civil society organizations, and international organizations. The work is almost always about land and resources, rights, equity, women, inclusion, voice, empowerment, and the law. Take a look at some of examples of our below and drop us a line if you’d like more information.
Women, Land, and Mining: Effective Strategies for Improved Global Practice
Securing Women’s Land Rights within the Collective
Gender and Social Inclusion Services
Environmental and Social Standards Update for European Investment Bank
Where We've Worked
Our team have worked on women’s land and resource issues in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, South America, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We’ve 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.
Meet our Team
Senior Attorney and Advisor
For over 25 years, Renee has focused on the legal and sociological issues central to gender equity in access to land and natural resources. Renée has written extensively on the barriers and opportunities women face in claiming land and resource rights and has worked in South, Central, East and West Asia as well East, West, and Southern Africa.
Elisa is the Executive Director of Resource Equity and is also a gender and land tenure lawyer. For over 15 years, Elisa has designed laws, policies, and programs that improve women’s rights, strengthen women’s voice, and broaden women’s access to justice related to land and natural resources.
Senior Land Tenure Attorney
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.
Global Practice Lead
Margaret is a known leader and economist with more than 20 years’ experience. She’s been recognized for her contributions to land policy, resource governance, and gender equity. She is a strong advocate for women’s property rights and natural resource-dependent groups.
Administration & Operations
Kurstin’s diverse background has given her the experience to manage Resource Equity’s administrations and operations. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing, project, and event management in the corporate sector. Kurstin is excited to positively contribute to advancing women’s land rights with Resource Equity.
Jenny is an E-Librarian with over 20 years of experience working with data. With a background in Finance, Information Systems, E-Learning Design, Digital Literacy, and Data Migration, she is driven by her passion for helping people obtain access to information that will increase their opportunities and have a positive impact on their lives.