While women produce nearly half of the food in the developing world, they often don’t have secure rights to the land they farm. When women have secure rights to their land, their ability to provide for their family’s needs increases significantly. Unfortunately, some laws discriminate against women owning, selling, or inheriting land. Legal reform can trigger social transformation but in order to understand, enforce, or change laws, one must have access to legal information. However, one of the main barriers to reform is the absence of available legal information in many parts of the world.
In order to ensure that women and the households they support have secure land rights, Anneal worked with Landesa to create and maintain LandWise, a free online database of full-text laws, articles, and capacity building materials. LandWise is the only online platform of its kind and fills a critical information gap that is otherwise a major barrier to women’s secure access to land.
Vendor and Stakeholder Management
Ongoing Project Support
Marketing and Outreach
Design & Testing
User-oriented design and user testing for a clean and simple interface to a sophisticated database structure.
Collecting, processing, and updating time-sensitive, practitioner-oriented materials.
Marketing the project and establishing key partnerships to support and expand content offerings.
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We have been working with Anneal on our LandWise platform to ensure that it remains crisp, clear and relevant for our end users. They have helped us with the database organization and management, the design of innovative tools for the online platform, as well as assist us with fundraising for this important project.
Deputy Director, Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights