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Gender and land rights database

The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) was launched by FAO in 2010 to highlight the major political, legal and cultural factors that influence the realization of women’s land rights throughout the world.

It also serves as a platform to address, discuss and provide information about gender and land issues with the support of 84 Country Profiles, Land Tenure Statistics disaggregated by gender, and a Legal Assessment Tool for gender-equitable land tenure (LAT). The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) of The Food and Agriculture Food Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new and improved website in an effort to increase awareness about gender and land issues around the globe.

The revised website provides some background about the GLRD, showcases recent news articles and offers a large volume of gender and land-related information and statistics about more than 80 countries.

Three major components of the site are the country profiles, gender and land-related statistics and Legislation Assessment Tool (LAT), which were specifically designed with maps and scroll-down menus to facilitate and accelerate information-gathering processes for those who need reliable information quickly.

Another highlight of the new website is a state-of-the-art tool called “A Legislation Assessment Tool for gender-equitable land tenure (LAT)” that was developed by the GLRD team to explore gender equality in land tenure in any given country and to support the implementation of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT).

The LAT can help you:


    - The legal intricacies that surround men and women's access to land;
    - The existing positive elements in the policy and legal framework;
    - The progress made over the years 

2. IDENTIFY the persisting gender inequalities in the legal framework

3. TARGET key areas where legal reform is needed

The results of the evaluation are intended to translate into targeted efforts to develop the policy and normative capacity of countries to formulate gender-equitable policies and laws on land tenure, including personal laws.

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