This edition of SEEDS explores the critical elements in securing effective and independent land rights for women in South Asia. The author presents a range of cooperative strategies for enabling women to retain and cultivate the land and shows how micro-credit and other programs can be redirected to increase the amount and productivity of land women control. Recognizing that new policies and political will are required to foster and sustain such experiments, the author ends with a summary of how women are organizing to place women’s access to land at the center of national and global agendas.
Agarwal, Bina. 2002. "Are we not peasants too? Land rights and women's claims in India," SEEDS no. 21. New York: Population Council.
Adolescent Girls' Programming: Community of Practice