A land of her own

The Womanity Foundation seeks to accelerate gender equality through innovative investments. Womanity launched its Women Land Rights programme in India with an aim to impact 50,000+ marginalised women and help nonprofits develop locally sustainable models that can be adapted and scaled across the country.


This special 8-part series has been supported by Womanity Foundation. This series seeks to build an understanding of the various aspects of women’s land rights in India among a wide range of stakeholders, including funders, government, nonprofits, and the media.
a group of women sitting on the floor, talking and smiling--women's land rights

November 8, 2023
Women’s land rights: What funders must consider
Despite its potential as a sustainable empowerment solution, funding for women's land rights remains scarce. How can funders integrate it into their work?
a woman from the Bhunjia community standing in front of a hut

August 24, 2023
Isolated by tradition: Helping Bhunjia women speak about their needs
Group of women_women's land rights

August 17, 2023
Strengthening women’s access to land rights
The lack of interventions around women's land rights in India points to the need for equipping community-based organisations to handle such work. How can this be done?
a woman sitting in a wheat field--women's land rights

July 21, 2023
Keeping dignity at the centre of women’s land rights
Nonprofits working on women's land rights must also give due consideration to dignity—an inherent part of all human rights issues.
a woman walking along a paddy field--women's land rights

June 28, 2023
Involving men in women’s land rights
For nonprofits to address the patriarchal systems that restrict women's land rights, they must engage male stakeholders in meaningful dialogue.
Men and women sitting on a field in a circle_forest resources

May 30, 2023
A young woman in Gujarat helps her community save their forest
A day in the life of a young woman in rural Gujarat who is helping her community combat unemployment, access welfare, and preserve local natural resources.
a woman farmer walking along a rive-land rights

April 20, 2023
Women’s land rights in India: What’s missing from our land laws?
An analysis of India's land laws reveals the gaps that must be addressed in order to ensure women's land rights.
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