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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

Jilla samvad at Dahod district : August 20, 2015 | Bawla, Ahmadabad district : August 21, 2015 | Sagbara, Narmada district : August 21, 2015 | Dang district : August 21, 2015 | Meghraj, Aravaili district : August 21, 2015 | Vyara, Tapi district : August 27, 2015 | Bhavnagar district: August 28, 2015     |    Hosted Western Region meeting of MAKAAM by WGWLO on August 17-18, 2015 at HDRC, Ahmedabad     |    Workshop on "Land ownership as a livelihood issue for women" - organized by WGWLO, AKRSP and Pradan, for MP based NGOs, CBOs at Bhopal on August 25-26, 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     |    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     |    Visit to Gandhinagar revenue department and ATMA: June 30, July 1, 2015     |    Lateral sharing workshop : July 28, 2015 at Ahemdabad     |    Training of Para Legal Workers: July 29, 30, 2015 at Ahemdabad     |    Joint Meeting of Steering Group and Advisory Group on July 2, at HDRC, Ahemdabad     |    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     |    State Consultation, October 2015     |    Participation in MAKAAM Internal Meeting, November 2014     |    Single Women Advisory Meeting, Delhi, October 2014     |    Single Women Advisory Meeting, Delhi, October 2014     |    Steering Group Meeting: November, 30, 2015     |    Participation in the National Consultation on Community Forest Right and Goverenance - December 11, 12 , 2015 at New Delhi     |    Paralegal Worker Training - December 1,2 , 2015 at Ahmedabad     |    Supporting Ekalnari Shakti Sangathan - December 3,4 , 2015, Jharkhand     |    Supporting PRADAN, Dindori, Jabalpur - January 7,8,9 2016     |    Joint Meeting of Advisory and Steering Group - 2, February, 2016, Ahmedabad     |    Steering Group Meeting - Sepetember 2, 2016, Ahmedabad     |    Advisory Group Meeting - September 2,2016 , Ahmedabad     |    Participation in Ekta Parishad Workshop - October 2, 2016     |    Participation in MAKAM Western Region Meeting - August 21,2016     |    2 Days Training Programme for Staff Members and NGOs and CBOs on Legal aspect of Women and Land as well Agriculture Schemes - July 3,4 ,2016     |    Participation in Gram Uday to Bharat Uday - April 19 -21, 2016     |    Steering Group Meeting - December 26,2016, Ahmedabad     |    Steering Group Meeting -March 2017,Ahmedabad     |    


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Geographical Coverage

List of member NGOs, federations, development professionals.