A wealth of global research makes clear that women’s land rights are critical to the success of a host of development goals including poverty alleviation, education, and conservation—not to mention women’s own economic empowerment.
Partners using Cadasta’s suite of tools have an unparalleled opportunity to document and strengthen women’s land rights, further a number of key development goals, and reinforce the idea that women are equal partners in building their family’s and community’s future.
Cadasta works to strengthen women’s land and resource rights in all of our projects and partnerships. When women are named on land documents, either informal or formal, it is a critical step toward increased decision-making and improved income, health, and educational outcomes for the family.
We have developed a set of partner recommendations aimed at strengthening women’s land and property rights. We encourage all partners to recognize women’s rights to inherit, manage, and own land and resources, even if local laws and customs deny women these rights.
With Cadasta’s Technology, Tools, and Services
Women can map, document, and manage their own claims to land, property, and housing and can use these data to advocate for strengthened rights.
Local communities can leverage Cadasta’s tools to ensure that community leaders, tribal elders, chiefs, and local government officials include women in the process of land rights documentation.
Organizations can train women data collectors on Cadasta’s tools and promote the inclusion of women in the land rights training and documentation processes.
Governments can use Cadasta’s tools to ensure that women are informed of their rights and have equally documented rights to their homes and property.