A community in rural Honduras.

From: Land rights – Footsteps 105

Why land rights are important and what we can do to protect them

by Godfrey Massay and Beth Roberts  

Though most rural women depend on land for survival, most lack secure tenure. Secure land rights can help lift rural women out of poverty, with their families and communities. Development workers can help women gain rights to land and natural resources using these approaches: 

Godfrey Massay is the Advocacy Manager, Tanzania, and Beth Roberts is a lawyer and Land Tenure and Gender Specialist for Landesa, an international land rights organisation. 

For a longer version of this article, visit www.tearfund.org/womenandland 

Web: www.landesa.org
Email: info@landesa.org

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