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Helping Nepali widows regain their footing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mina Shrestha, 30, was visiting her parents some 90 kilometres from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on 25 April 2015. She hadn’t seen them in a few months, so she left her two sons with her husband at home in Dharmasthali, a small town on the outskirts of Kathmandu. When the earthquake struck, she immediately tried to contact her husband but the phones were jammed. Unable to reach her family, she tried to leave early the next morning, but the roads were blocked. It took her two days to get out...

Op-ed: Economic growth and land – where are the women?

Friday, December 19, 2014

As Cambodia is experiencing continuous, but at times uneven economic growth, it is time to ask how to make it more inclusive.

Indigenous Women leaders trained to negotiate their way out of poverty

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

One hundred indigenous women’s rights advocates will be trained to raise their problems on violated land right and claim for their denied access to natural resources with parliamentarians.

Empowering widows with information, skills and livelihoods in India

Sunday, June 23, 2013

After 40-year-old Santosh Komodi lost her husband a year ago, life was never the same.

In India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, rural women claim their right to work

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Women worksite supervisors in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are now able to demand work , manage worksites , and assert themselves when wages are not paid.

Low awareness and fear of conflict prevent women from owning land, says study by UN Women and Landesa

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Women constitute not just the face of the poverty in India but they also remain critically dependent on land without any property or land rights, say three new reports launched here today in the backdrop of International Rural Women’s Day on the 15th of October.

Cartoons for change in the New Delhi metro

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cartoons can make a difference, and Delhi metro commuters can attest to that fact. Between September and December 2011, commuters travelling between 21 metro stations along the Red Line of the Delhi Metro saw 12 cartoons by leading cartoonists such as Sudhir Tailang, Neelabh Banerjee and Jayanto Banerjee.

Advocating for their own fields: Women farmers speak up in India

Thursday, March 10, 2011

This articles chronicles challenges related to land rights. An increasing number of women now seek ownership of the agricultural land they work on every day.

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