The Consult for Women and Land Rights (CWLR) (www.cwlr.net.in) is a global forum of local national and international NGO’s and Networks, lobbying and advocating for policies, law reform, programs and administrative mechanisms to increase resource base for including land rights of the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable women. CWLR was set up in 2004 as an informal nongovernmental, independent non registered forum to impact the outcome from Beijing +10. Since then it has lobbied for women and rights at 20 local, national events and international events like NAM summit, MDG summit and ICARRD.
Developing district and state level campaigns on women’s housing and land and resource rights, food sovereignty and livelihood security for national and international level mechanisms to promote women and land rights.
Through a multi-level and multi-prong approach, develop local, district, state and community-level campaigns on women’s housing and land and resource rights, food sovereignty and livelihood security for national and international level mechanisms to promote women and land rights. Lobby on state level issues emerging out of the local level and link it with the Central government bodies like Planning Commission and National Commission for Women to include women’s land and resource rights implementation in the government planning and associated policy change at the national level.Visit http://www.cwlr.net for more information.
- Creating an action group in different countries on women and land rights after discussion with women’s groups and housing and land rights groups to impact government policy and programming for the issue.
- Lobbying with movements, researchers and NGO’s to focus on work to develop priority areas.
- Build awareness of community women such that they claim their rights.
- Lobby with government authorities and institutions to change policies and programmes from the point of women’s right to land based resources.