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Partner with the state government in three eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh to develop and implement programs to increase women’s ownership of land and access to government services.
Twenty-nine percent of Uttar Pradesh’s population of more than 200 million live below the poverty line. A fundamental cause of this widespread and stubborn poverty is the unequal distribution of land.
An estimated 85 percent of rural women in the state work in agriculture. But traditional practices and social norms have kept them from owning land. A recent survey indicated that only 6.5 percent of rural women have legal rights to land.
If Uttar Pradesh is to improve food security and reduce poverty, it must economically empower its rural women. Landesa is working with dedicated state government officials to develop feasible, data-driven innovative solutions to strengthen women’s rights to a powerful tool they can use to feed their families and climb out of poverty – land.
Landesa is partnering with the government in three eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh – Mirzapur, Jaunpur and Sant Ravidas Nagar to:
Landesa began its partnership with the state government of Uttar Pradesh in early 2014.