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USAID and IUCN Partner to Advance Gender in the Environment

Noting World Water Day and reflecting on International Women’s Day movements and Women’s History Month in a number of countries, USAID and IUCN examine their partnership on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender equality outcomes. Originally published on IUCN’s…Read More

7 Ways USAID is Strengthening Land Rights

In dozens of countries, we’re addressing a wide range of issues, including conflict minerals, women’s rights and policy reform Around the world, millions of people, communities and businesses lack secure rights to one of their most important economic assets — land. Up to 70 percent of land in developing countries is unregistered and, in many countries, the…Read More

Full Rights for All: USAID Works with the Government of Liberia and its Partners to Address Gender Dimensions in Land Governance

Addressing gender disparities in the context of land reforms is not easy. Effectively addressing gender issues takes time and effort, which can sometimes make it more expensive in the initial stages of a project or program. However, evidence shows that integrating gender throughout land reform interventions not only increases benefits for women, but strengthens the…Read More

Formally Recognizing Pastoral Community Land Rights in Ethiopia

For hundreds of years, pastoralists in Ethiopia’s lowlands have relied on strong customary land tenure systems to survive. Historically, legislation has failed to clearly define communal rights to rangelands, and the specific roles and responsibilities for both communities and local government to administer and manage these resources. This legislative deficiency prevented pastoral communities from fully…Read More