WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2023)—Rights and Resources Group (RRG) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the LandWise Law Library, a key digital compilation of laws, articles, and research on women’s land rights and tenure.
The LandWise Law Library was launched over 10 years ago as part of the early work of the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights to support legal and policy changes for women, especially related to Family Law. In 2015, it moved to Resource Equity, a non-profit team of gender and land tenure lawyers who advocated for legal, policy, and social change for women’s land and resource rights. Resource Equity recently closed its doors to pursue other opportunities.
RRG is the Washington-based coordinating body for the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a global coalition of over 150 organizations advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant Peoples, and local communities. On behalf of the coalition, RRG monitors legal recognition of these groups’ rights—including Indigenous, Afro-descendant, and local community women’s—to forests, land, and freshwater.