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After My Garden Grows: Short Documentary Film

Mar 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

“After My Garden Grows” About the Film and the Girls Project After My Garden Grows is a new short documentary about Monika, one of 40,000 rural Indian girls participating in the Girls Project, a partnership between the government of West Bengal …
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Cultural Barriers in India Impede Women’s Legal Right to Inherit Land

Mar 04, 2014 in Women's Land Rights

By Ashok Sircar and Diana Fletschner As their husbands, fathers, and brothers migrate to cities in search of work, women across India have become the backbone of the country’s agricultural sector.  Today,  after decades of male urban migration, nearly 80 …
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Why land should be part of the post-2015 development agenda

Sep 26, 2013 in Land Rights

This blog was originally posted on Devex as part of their Land Matters campaign. By Tim Hanstad, D. Hien Tran and Matt Bannick Capable and hardworking women and men can be found throughout the world. Equal opportunity and rights to …
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Emerging Voices: Ashok Sircar on Women’s Right to Inherit Land in India

Jun 12, 2013 in Women's Land Rights

By Dr. Ashok Sircar, Program Director, Landesa India This post originally appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations Development Channel Blog as part of their Emerging Voices series. Emerging Voices features regular contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, …
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Show Me Your Palms, Sister

May 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Swati Bhattacharjee – a chief reporter-district for the Bengali newspaper “Ananda Bazar Patrika.” This is an excerpt from her original article which was published as an Op-ed in Bengali on 14th April. Two women in West Bengal, India broke a …
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The feminization of farming means women’s land rights have never been more important

Apr 27, 2013 in Women's Land Rights

By Renée Giovarelli and D. Hien Tran This post originally appeared on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought” blog. Forty years after the green revolution dramatically increased agricultural output in much of the developing world a new revolution …
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Invisible and Voiceless

Apr 15, 2013 in Women's Land Rights

By Kalpana Sharma After a poor monsoon season, much of India now appears to be headed into a serious drought. In more than 12,000 villages in Maharashtra state, crops have withered. Farmers are struggling. And the summer heat has not …
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How Ensuring Women’s Rights to Land Keeps Girls Out of Child Marriage in Kenya

Jan 15, 2013 in Customary Law , Land Rights , Social Development , Women's Land Rights

“Life has changed for my little girl Kayla,” says Gladys Chepkorir, a widow with two young daughters, “I have set up an account for her education, to give her more opportunities.” Not so long ago, Gladys, who herself dropped out …
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Micro-plots: A Foundation for Development

Sep 26, 2012 in Policy reform

By Sanjoy Patnaik Most of the world’s poor share two traits: they rely on agriculture to survive, but they don’t own or have legal control over the land they till. Across India, there are tens of millions of families who …
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How Small Plots Of Land Helped Lift An Entire Indian Village Out Of Poverty

Jul 10, 2012 in Economic Development , Land Rights

Guest post by Ariel Schwartz, Senior Editor of FastCompany’s Co.Exist site. This article was originally published on July 10, 2012 on FastCoExist.com. Land ownership is an important factor in getting people on an upwardly mobile path. But how much land do …
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