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This page contains selected guides and resources that we want to bring to our users’ attention. We will continue to add to and update this page, but this is not an exhaustive list. If you have recommendations for guides that we should include, please contact us by emailing rc[at]resourceequity.org

Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions – Annotated Bibliography (A. Richardson)

An annotated bibliography consisting of documents identified as part of a literature review on existing research on the external and intra-communal threats to women’s land tenure security and the effectiveness of interventions that respond to these threats. With the understanding that broad research gaps remain, the review focuses only on threats and interventions related to women’s insecure land...

Women’s Land Tenure Framework for Analysis: Inheritance (R. Giovarelli & E. Scalise)

This framework is intended to help you assess the current situation for women’s land rights in a specific country, state, or community by focusing on a single question: Can women inherit land? It provides guidance for thinking through both formal legal rights and customary rights to inherit to identify any gaps between law and practice. In order to analyze the situation, it is important to think...

Country-Specific Women’s Land and Property Rights Guides (LandWise)

These country-specific guides were developed using two general guides created in the past: Women’s Land Tenure Framework for Analysis: Land Rights and Women’s Land Tenure Framework for Analysis: Inheritance. These country-specific guides do not seek to answer every question found in the other two guides; not all of the questions apply to every country. The general guides are intended...

Women’s Land Tenure Framework for Analysis: Land Rights (R. Giovarelli & E. Scalise)

This framework is designed to assist anyone who is interested in understanding the complex issues associated with women’s land rights–officials, grassroots organizations, international technical advisers, policymakers, development practitioners, women’s rights advocates, land rights advocates, people who are developing programs to assist women farmers, people who are concerned with food...

International Agreements and How to Build a Legal Case for Women’s Land Rights (A. Richardson)

The goal of this guide is to aid practitioners in researching and using international legal norms, regional conventions, and regional treaties and Protocols to engage State officials and institutions, including local and customary legal officials, to encourage domestic compliance with State obligations, and to challenge local laws and court decisions regarding women’s rights to land and property...

GOVERNING LAND FOR WOMEN AND MEN: A TECHNICAL GUIDE (FAO)

This FAO technical guide shares hands-on experiences and approaches for improving gender equity in land tenure governance. It provides advice on good practices, focusing on governing land tenure in ways that address the different needs and priorities of women and men. The guide is organized into 5 modules: Policy-making, Legal issues, Institutions, Technical issues, and Communication. These...

WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS TOOLKIT (ILC)

WLR Toolkit by ILC

ILC’s Women’s Land Rights Toolkit shares five useful tools for promoting and reinforcing women’s land rights. These tools can be adapted to different contexts and areas of work, to affect change at the global, national, and community levels. The toolkit begins with an introduction on how to use the materials and then covers the 5 tools: Alternative Reporting, Earth Festivals, Family Land Rights...

Realizing Women’s Rights to Land in the Law (FAO)

Realizing Women's Rights to Land in the Law

SDG Goal 5 calls for Gender Equality.  One indicator of gender equality is: “The Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control” (Indicator 5.a.2). Indicator 5.a.2 collects all existing national policy objectives, draft provisions, legal provisions and implementing legislation that reflect good practices...