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Landesa partners with the state and national governments and organizations to help poor, rural women and men gain secure rights to land and the opportunity to build a better future.


Field Focus Blog

The name game: How women get erased in rural India

October 15, 2020

On International Day of Rural Women, Shipra Deo shares stories from her work in rural India about the power of names — how they contribute to a person’s identity, affect the right to vote, and even uphold patriarchy.

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Virtual trainings strengthen land rights for millions of women

October 13, 2020

Despite ongoing lockdown measures, our India team has completed two major virtual trainings on women’s land rights for hundreds of government officials over the last month. By switching to remote trainings, we can continue making progress on strengthening women’s land rights and scaling reforms with our government partners across the country.

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With a historic legal decision, India marks progress toward equal inheritance rights for daughters

August 21, 2020

The Supreme Court of India recently ruled that daughters shall enjoy equal rights to inherit family land – an overdue and welcome shift toward greater equality for India’s women. The Court’s decision provided much-needed clarity on the scope of rights provided to daughters through the 2005 Hindu Succession Amendment Act.

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