January 14, 2014 — This study analyzing the impact of the Girls Project, a pilot program designed and implemented by a partnership between the Indian government and Landesa, has found that participating girls are more likely to: stay in school longer, marry later, inherit land, and have an economic asset in their name.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Southern Asia, India
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2019India
The webinar on Women Inheriting Land: Rights and Realities took place on 22 February, 2019.
The objective of this webinar was to discuss the significance of owning land through inheritance, the challenges that prevent women from inheriting land, the opportunities offered through the best practices and the possible actions that can be taken at different levels.
This report provides a summary of the discussion.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2014India
March 2014 – In 2012, Landesa and the government of West Bengal, India, entered an innovative partnership aimed at using land to reduce risks facing rural adolescent girls, including poverty, malnutrition, lack of education, and early marriage. This paper addresses pilot project features including girls groups, peer leader methodologies, community engagement, a land rights and land-based livelihoods curriculum, and partnerships with government stakeholders.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsApril, 2014India
March 2014 – Inheritance is the overwhelming way land is acquired in India, but societal practices exclude women from inheriting land. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act 2005, an inheritance law that covers 83.6% of the population of India, corrected some fundamental inequalities in the law bringing the women in equal status to men in the right to inherit land. However, eight years after its enactment, the ground reality is that women still do not inherit land on an equal basis with men.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2013India
This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2016India
One of six case studies informing the synthesis report "Gender and Collectively Held Land: Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Six Global Case Studies."
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2016Namibia, Ghana, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, China, India
The aims to understand how formalizing or securing rights to collectively held lands can affect women and men differently and how projects and interventions can best address gender differences. It synthesizes findings from six case studies – from China, Ghana, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Namibia, and Peru – that assess interventions to strengthen collective tenure and ensure that both women and men benefit from the improved land tenure security.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2009Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
This is a 2009 study undertaken by the Rural Development Institute, now Landesa, and authored by Elisa Scalise. It focuses on six South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and addresses both formal and customary laws and pratices governing women's inheritance rights.
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