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Using International Law to Advance Women’s Tenure Rights in REDD+

This paper makes a case for advancing women’s tenure rights and how international law can be used to promote those rights in the context of REDD+. It is intended for women’s rights advocates involved in climate change and REDD+, and thus presumes a general familiarity with REDD+. International human rights law is presented as an additional framework for advocates to use in their strategies and messages to advance women’s tenure rights in REDD+.

Land Tenure and Food Security

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that securing land and resource rights for women and men has a positive impact on food security and broader development outcomes, including women’s empowerment. This brief provides an overview of existing literature findings.

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