Introduction The global land rush has placed heightened attention on the impacts of largescale land acquisition and use in developing countries, in particular for the communities who live on and near the land concerned (Deininger et al., 2011). Large-scale mining activities in developing countries pre-date the global land rush, yet raise many of the same issues of asymmetric negotiations, rapid social change, environmental damage, and inequities in cost-and benefi t-sharing within and between communities (Franks et al., 2013). One axis of inequity in large-scale land acquisition is the differential experiences and outcomes for women and men. Unlike the gendered impacts of mining (World Bank, 2009; O’Faircheallaigh, 2012), the gendered impacts of the global land rush have been relatively understudied (Behrman et al., 2011) and few examples exist of positive processes and outcomes for women.