Social Dialogue on Land and Gender Helps Change Social Norms

ILAW Y2Q2 success story cover imageThe USAID Improving Land Access for Women (ILAW) project, implemented in Western and Northern regions of Côte d’Ivoire from 2021 to 2024, has organized over 200 social dialogue sessions in 30 communities on land, gender and inheritance.

The sessions are organized around five short films full of diverse and sometimes opposing perspectives from community members.

Participants often laugh at seeing people they know, and they appreciate that the films reflect their lived experience.

Above all, they appreciate the chance to discuss these issues, and the simple act of discussion catalyzes change.

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