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Women Inheriting Land: Rights and Realities

Women Inheriting Land: Rights and Realities

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Febrero 2019
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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.

Broad Areas of discussion:

  • Women‘s rights to inherit land in the context of human rights and global commitments
  • Legal and policy environment pertaining to inheritance by women in India
  • Socio cultural barriers to inheritance of land by women
  • Good Practices and progress made to ensure women’s right to inherit land

The webinar was co-organized by Landesa and the Working Group for Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO) with support from  the NRMC Center for Land Governance and the Land Portal Foundation.

Moderator: Ms. Shipra Deo, Director, Women Land Rights, Landesa – India


  • Dr. Govind Kelkar, Senior Advisor -women, Land and Productive Assets, Landesa -India.
  • Dr. Hema Swaminathan, Associate Professor, Center for Public Policy IIM – Bangalore.
  • Ms. Niti Saxena, Activist and Researcher, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Dr. Varsha Bhagat-Ganguly, Researcher & former Convener, Working Group on Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO), Gujarat.
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