We asked women from across Africa what secure land rights mean for them, their communities, and their countries. Here’s what they had to say:

“Women are the pillars of the family, and families form a nation, so by helping women we are helping to create a future.” “Land rights are essential to guarantee our livelihood and bring peace to my country.”

“I have a legal land title, that will help me grow a better future for myself.” Julia Bleah_FCI_3

Scholastica Doe_EPA “I can access the land freely, and benefit from it unopposed.” Martha Karnja_REFACOF

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