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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