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GLRD unveils new and improved website, new features

©FAO/Yasuyoshi Chiba
05/03/2015

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 profilesgender 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). So far, over 18 countries have been assessed using this tool, which will contribute to shaping more gender-inclusive legislations.

The GLRD and its team invite you to explore the new website and its new features and send any comments or questions to genderandland@fao.org

For additional information, please read an article about the GLRD on the FAO Website at: http://www.fao.org/gender/gender-home/gender-insight/gender-insightdet/en/c/279348/