Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines

A Defining Moment for Equal Rights to Rural Land Across China
Rice patty farmers in rural China
As the ongoing violence in Lufeng, China makes clear, farmers' land rights are critical to China's continuing economic development and stability. China's Central Government recognizes this and is working to improve the rural land registration system across China. Landesa is partnering with the government to ensure that this system documents the land rights of both men and women farmers. Learn more


A New Nationwide Survey Underway on Chinese Farmers' Land Rights
Farmer bringing in her harvest in Rural China Landesa's China program is teaming up again with China's Renmin University and Michigan State University to conduct another nationwide survey on farmers' land rights, which is the sixth in the series. The survey covers 17 major agricultural provinces in China based on interviews with more than 2,000 farm families across rural China. Learn more

NALSAR and RDI-India Establish Center for Land Rights in Andhra Pradesh, India 
Center for Land Rights at NASLAR University of Law in Andhra Pradesh, India To address the lack of implementation, assistance and even awareness of land laws for rural families in India, the state government of Andhra Pradesh, NALSAR University of Law, and Landesa's partner in India, RDI, are establishing a Center for Land Rights at NALSAR's campus in Hyderabad. Learn more

Building Bridges Over Land
Surendra Sabar Around the globe, from London to the Arab world, youth and disenfranchisement have proved a potent combination.  But Surendra Sabar, a 27-year-old from India, who was only one year ago without a job, a home, or any connection to the authorities in Odisha, India, is now a great supporter of his government. Learn more
September 2011
Landesa's monthly newsletter featuring program highlights, latest blogs, and news.
Landesa in the News  

The Huffington Post carried two guest blogs by Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad this month, one on bridging rural and urban India through land reform and legal aid, and the other about the  benefits of partnering with governments
to create lasting impact. 


The New York Times attributes insecure land rights in rural China as one of the signals of the country's slowing economy.


iVillage reports from the Clinton Global Initiative on the theme of investing in women and girls to lead global development, referencing Landesa as an example.
Humanosphere profiles the efforts of Landesa in this summary of how women are at the root of many solutions discussed at the  Clinton Gobal Initiative annual meeting.

New Field Focus Blog Posts
By Zoey Chenitz


Bridging the Two Indias 

By Tim Hanstad 


Meet our E-Librarian

Jennifer Chang, J.D., MLIS

E-Librarian, Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights

Jennifer Change, E-LibrarianJennifer Chang is in charge of creating and maintaining the world's first digital library of international legal information on women's land rights, which will empower policymakers, researchers, legal practitioners, and women's advocates to strengthen women's land rights around the world through access to relevant and reliable information. Ms. Chang has extensive research and library experience within academic and law firm libraries as well as with the Brookings Institution where she researched a variety of policy issues related to Northeast Asia.

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