Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines
Introducing LandWise: A Women & Land Library 

The Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights has just launched LandWise, a free online resource containing land-related laws, information about relevant customary practices, and explanatory materials. LandWise is an important new tool for policymakers, researchers, legal practitioners, and women's advocates working to strengthen women's land rights around the world. 

Major Report on Global Development Goals Recommends Land Rights for Women & Men 
Thanks in part to extensive advocacy efforts by Landesa, secure land rights for women and men features prominently in a report by the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The report explicitly recognizes rights to land and property as critical to achieving the goals of eradicating poverty and achieving gender equality. Read more >>


G8 Panel Elevates Issue of Land Rights

Landesa president and CEO, Tim Hanstad, presented at a high-level G8 pre-summit panel in London. In a meeting dedicated to the issue of land, Hanstad made the case for secure land rights to influential world leaders. He outlined Landesa's commitment to working with partners on developing a "playbook" to ensure land deals in the developing world benefit both locals and investors.  

Read Hanstad's remarks >>



New Video Captures Impact in Kenya

Landesa has just released a new short film about the remarkable shift taking place in Kenya where women have been given equal rights to land and family resources in the country's new constitution. Mary Sadera shares in this video how her life has changed thanks to the new constitution and an innovative pilot program developed by Landesa and USAID. Watch and share the video >>


July 19, 2013
Landesa in the News   


O Magazine
O Magazine features Landesa attorney and land tenure specialist, Melany Grout, in their August issue on newsstands now. The profile focuses on Grout's work with girls, the government, and community groups to keep girls in school and reduce child marriage and trafficking in West Bengal, India.

The New York Times
The New York Times ran a large multimedia feature on urbanization in China. The main article was heavily influenced by our China team. The article presents China's rush to urbanize as unsustainable and explains the devastating impact on farmers.

Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations posted an op-ed by Landesa's Dr. Ashok Sircar where he highlights the barriers Indian women face to inheriting farmland.

Food Tank
FoodTank featured Landesa in a blog about small scale farming and micro-plots.

Kravis Prize in Leadership
Kravis Prize featured a blog about Landesa's expertise in China. The blog presented Landesa as a knowledgeable authority on China and summarized much of the reporting that has relied on our expertise over the past year.

Businessweek published an article on China's plans for rapid urbanization, relying on insight from Landesa's China team.

World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum posted a blog by Landesa founder, Roy Prosterman, on how land reform can help promote sustainable development in Myanmar.

South China Morning Post
The South China Morning Post featured an op-ed by Landesa China country director, Yu Gao, making the link between land rights and environmental sustainability issues in China.

The Times of India published Roy Prosterman's op-ed on the Homestead Bill in India. The bill is an ambitious piece of legislation that, if passed, will mark a turning point for Landesa's work in India.

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