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Welcome to WGWLO

The Working Group for women and land ownership

The Working Group for women and land ownership (WGWLO), is a network of 41 NGOs, CBOs and individuals in Gujarat, working on the issue of agriculture land ownership from livelihood, security, rights and empowerment angle for women. These are CBOs and NGOs spread in more than 15 districts of Gujarat, working at the rural grass roots level since 2003.

Though there are three main ways by which women can own land – inheritance, state transfers and from the market – 86% of arable land in India is privately owned. Hence a focus on private land and inheritance rights of women becomes critical. It is also essential to engage with inheritance rights in land, to ensure that land received through other sources - state transfers and from the market - do not pass on only to male heirs in the succeeding generation.

Our Objectives

Women's Ownership

To work to increase women's ownership of land by facilitating the proper implementation of the existing laws of the Government of Gujarat.

To Influence

To influence the government and the non-government agencies/persons, including the media, to help mainstream the issue of women & land ownership.

Undertake Advocacy

To undertake advocacy for legal reformation of the laws of the Government of Gujarat that hinder women owning land in their own name.

Latest Events

Mamlatdar samvads held in May-June 15, 2015 SWATI- Radhanpur; Navjivan adivasi Mahila Manch- Sagbara; HDRC- Meghraj; Cohesion -Varahi; Sarthi- Santhalpur; BMVS- Bavla; Samerthan Mahila Sangh-Ghogha; ANANDI-Bariya; DGVS-Vyara; SWATI-Dhrangadhra     |    Two member team visited Rajasthan to explore working together on the issue of Women's and Rights - February 2-3, 2015     |    Training of Para Legal Workers - February 10-12, 2015     |    Interaction with Padmashree Dr. Bina Agarwal - February 11, 2015     |    Participation by representative of WGWLO at National conference on "Drafting national policy for single women", and shared experiences of WGWLO on single's issues of land ownership.     |    Visit to WGWLO by four member team from Swiss Aid, Law College and SOPPECOM, Pune - March 12-13, 2014     |    Two member team visited Madhya Pradesh to explore working together on the issue of Women's Land Rights - March 12-14, 2015     |    Tehsil Mahila Kisan Sammelan: Held in Febraury-March 2015 by Mahila Vikas Sangh, Dhragadhra; Surendranagar district; Varahi Mahila Federation, Patan district; HDRC-Meghraj, Aravali district; Maliya Mahla Vikas Sangathan, Maliya, Morbi district     |    Training Session on "Women's land ownership" for women counsellors at Police station and 181 Nirbhaya Helpline, organised by Gender Resource centre: March 16, 2015, at Ahemedabad     |    Taluka Mahila Khedut Zumbesh     |    

 

Image Gallery

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Geographical Coverage

List of member NGOs, federations, development professionals.