Please join us for a special campaign to shine a spotlight on women’s land rights.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are launching the Her Land Her Story Campaign. For the next three weeks we will be partnering with the Cadasta Foundation, Land Portal, BRAC, Habitat for Humanity’s Solid Ground Campaign, Landesa, Namati, NRMC, Oxfam, OpenStreetMap Zambia, Resource Equity, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Thematic Network on Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources to advocate for women’s land rights by spotlighting the stories of real women from around the world.
The Her Land Her Story Campaign is designed to raise awareness of women’s land rights and help people personally relate to the issue by featuring a real woman’s land story each day.
How you can join and support the campaign.
Join the growing movement to support women’s land rights by reading and sharing our op-ed titled Strengthening Women’s Land Rights: The Neglected Lever Towards Increasing Ag Production.
We also encourage you to join the Her Land Her Story Webinar on Friday April 20th, 2018, from 9:30 – 11:00 am EDT / 2:30 - 4:00 pm GMT, which will be co-hosted by Cadasta, Land Portal, CCSI, and the UNSDSN. The webinar will highlight the critical links between securing women’s land rights and promoting sustainable development and will feature selected stories from the Her Land Her Story Campaign. Personal stories of efforts to secure and defend women’s land rights will be shared by women’s land rights advocates, and campaign partners will provide brief presentations about their work on this topic. Webinar presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with webinar participants.
Spread the word on social media within your networks with the suggested posts:
In more than half the countries in the world, laws or customs undermine or block women’s rights to own, manage, or inherit land or property. Learn how insecure #landrights affect the lives of real women around the world https://buff.ly/2I9Zcnn #HerLandHerStory #womensland
To feed a growing planet and eradicate extreme poverty, national and global leaders must ensure that women are positioned to maximize the land they farm. To do so, we must strengthen their #landrights https://buff.ly/2IclG7f #HerLandHerStory #pressforprogress
Suggested Facebook posts:
In more than half the countries in the world, laws or customs undermine or block women’s rights to own, manage, or inherit land or property. This leaves women and their households vulnerable and undermines women’s ability to meet their children’s needs and climb out of poverty.
Learn how secure and equitable land rights improve the lives of real women from around the world at http://herlandherstory.com.
At a time when we are scrambling to feed a growing planet and working to eradicate extreme poverty, national and global leaders must ensure that women, who make up 20 percent of the agricultural labor force in Latin American and nearly 50 percent of the ag labor force in East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, are positioned to maximize the land they farm.
A fundamental way of achieving this is strengthening women’s rights to their most important asset -- the land they rely on.
#HerLandHerStory #PressforProgress https://buff.ly/2IclG7f
Thank you for joining us and helping elevate the issue of women’s land rights. Together, we can support women’s land rights by giving it a human face and voice.