WEST BENGAL – 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.
In September, we held an orientation for 346 district-level representatives who will subsequently train thousands of village-level representatives on women’s land rights. This session maintains momentum on a land literacy program that will reach over 1 million women in village self-help groups (community-level groups that offer training and support for women).
Additionally, last week Landesa livestreamed a virtual training for 145 panchayat (local government) officials on correctly issuing inheritance certificates and land titles in women’s names (pictured above). Continue reading →