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WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS

"WOMEN’S LAND OWNERSHIP IS LINKED TO INCOME GROWTH, BETTER CHILD NUTRITION AND HIGHER EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT FOR GIRLS."

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Miskitu Indigenous women from Wangki Tangni, Nicaragua have played a crucial role in securing their communities' collective land rights | Jason Taylor/ILC

The 250+ members of the International Land Coalition share one goal: bringing about people-centred land governance. This means putting those who live on and from the land at the centre of decision-making. Too often, they are excluded from decisions about their land by those in power.


For women, this is especially true, with research showing that women own less than 15% of the world's land, while young women are less than half as likely as young men to own land by themselves.


One priority area of action is achieving equal land rights for women, representing one of the ten commitments ILC members have jointly agreed to.

Some of the leading global organisations fighting for equal rights are also members of the Coalition and they provide our network with a wealth of knowledge and experience from which to pull from.

Joint advocacy efforts helped to build broad support for the retention of SDG indicator 5.a.2 on women's equal rights to land ownership.

From local to global, our members are able to join forces to generate sustainable changes and build genuine and impactful alliances with change makers and actors, to ensure that no woman is left behind.

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Multi-stakeholder platforms in 22 countries have indicated securing women’s land rights as a priority for their national platform, and have had considerable success in their endeavours.

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