Women’s Land Rights

Lakshmi Ben (extreme right in a red saree) and other women from Rajgadh village received land under the Santhani scheme but do not have the means to prepare their land for agriculture. All Photos/ Meenakshi Kapoor

Dalit Women Wait To Till Their Lands In Gujarat

Ahmedabad: “We were happy — we wouldn’t have to work in others’ fields anymore. We were going to be farmers,” says Daksha Ben Babu Bhai Parmar, …

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Kanchan Kolipatel, a widow with no sons, has been denied her rights to a share in her marital property since 1995/ All photos: Aarefa Johari

In Their Fight For Light Rights, Gujarat’s Women Face Long Battles

Mumbai: Kanchan Kolipatel is a threat. It may not be apparent from her short build, soft voice or sorrowful brown eyes. For some members of her family …

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Despite performing the bulk of the agricultural labour in her family, including sowing seeds, and watering and harvesting crop, Shankuben Rabari does not have any ownership rights over her family's land. All photos/ Aarefa Johari

Women May Own Land In Gujarat But Men Control It

Shankuben Rabari insists she is 40 years old.She has grey hair, a deeply wrinkled face and arms dotted with the green tattoos distinctive to elderly women …

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