National Workshop on Tribal Women Land Rights

August 8th and 9th 2006

A regional consultation was organized by National Commission for Women in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India on 8th and 9th of August 2006 at HPDC, Bahu Bazar. The National Commission for Women responded to a proposal submitted by CWLR (Consult for Women and Land Rights) members including GLRF, Sathi all for partnerships and they in turn mobilized local support from Toran, Prena Bharthi, Pyara Kerketta Foundation, Chotanagpur Sanskriti Sangh to get together women from different tribal belts from the State of Jharkhand. Sathi all for partnerships mobilised participation from other states to begin a dialogue on the rights of tribal women on land and resources together with leaders of their communities. Continue reading

Indian women’s land rights agenda taken up at national and global level

Geetha N Bhardwaj OneWorld South Asia

In view of the upcoming ICARRD (International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development) at Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 7 – 10 March, 2006, the Consult for Women and Land Rights(CWLR), a coalition of groups working on the issue of women’s access to land and resources for livelihood, consulted the National Planning Commission (NPC), Ministry of Women and Child Development, and the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation. All three bodies responded with constructive suggestions and a commitment to engage constructively for achieving the agenda of women’s land rights.

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