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Landmark Step to Gender Equality

Full Citation: Agarwal, B., "Landmark Step to Gender Equality," THE HINDU ONLINE EDITION (Sept. 2005).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
India
Creator:
Agarwal, B.
Year:
2005

West Bengal Land and Land Reforms Manual, 1991

This comprehensive manual covers the whole spectrum of activities of officals and functionaries at various levels of land and land reforms administration in West Bengal.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Board of Revenue Government of West Bengal
Year:
1991

West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955

This version of the law includes amendments up to 1999.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
West Bengal State Government
Year:
1999

West Bengal Premises Tenancy Act, 1997

This act replaces the West Bengal Premises Tenancy Act, 1956 (a copy of that act is below). This version includes amendments from 2002.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
West Bengal State Government
Years:
2012, 1956

Indian Forest Act

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
India
Years:
2017, 2012, 2006, 1927

India Registration Act, 1908

This version includes amendments through 2001.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
India
Year:
1908

Black Market for Brides?

Full Citation: Brulé, R., "Black Market for Brides? NCAER Decentralization," Rural Governance and Inclusive Growth, Retrieved from http://www.ruralgov-ncaer.org/blogs/?p=172 (Mar. 2011).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Brulé, R.
Year:
2011

Property Rights of Indian Women

Full Citation: Pandey, S., Property Rights of Indian Women (n.d.).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Pandey, S.
Year:
9999

India Forest (Conservation) Act

This is the 1980 Forest (Conservation) Act with amendments made in 1998

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Parliament
Year:
1980

India National Forest Policy

This 1988 policy outlines the strategy and objectives for managing the country's forests.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Year:
1988

Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Areas Land Transfer Regulation

A Regulation to regulate the transfers of land in the Scheduled Areas of the East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam Srikakulam [Adilabad,Warangal, Khammam and Mahaboobnagar] districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Andhra Pradesh State Government
Year:
1959

Orissa Bhoodan and Gramdan Act

This act establishes provisions for the acquisition of lands by way of donation, for distribution to the landless persons, or for a community purpose.

*Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Orissa State Government
Year:
1970

Orissa Government Land Settlement Act

*Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Government of Orissa, Revenue & Disaster Management Dept.
Year:
1962

Orissa Land Reforms Act

*Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Orissa State Government
Year:
1960

Orissa Prevention of Land Encroachment Act

An act to provide for prevention of unauthorised occupation of lands which are the property of government.

*Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Orissa State Government
Years:
1979, 1972

Andhra Pradesh Tenancy Laws (Amendment) Act, 2002

This act amends the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, 1950 and the Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Tenancy Act, 1956

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Andhra Pradesh State Government
Year:
2002

Karnataka Forest Act, 1963

This act was first in 1964 and was amended by Acts 23 of 1974, 15 of 1976, 501 of 1976,
15 of 1978, 14 of 1980, 1 of 1981, 7 of 1983, 11 of 1984,10 of 1989, 12 of 1998, 20 of 2000, 20 of 2001, FEE 15 FAF 98 of 2002 and FEE 16 FSW 2001 dt. 5-9-2002. This version includes all of those amendments.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Karnataka State Government
Year:
1963

Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment

Full citation: IDLO, "Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment," IDLO REPORT (2013). - This paper highlights some of the challenges and solutions for women’s access to justice in diverse legal systems. It shows that women face structural and cultural barriers to accessing justice – insufficient knowledge of rights and remedies, illiteracy or poor literacy, and lack of resources or time to participate in justice processes. This is all the more so as women usually have intensive family responsibilities. Even where women can access the formal justice sector, the outcomes of the process often fall far short of those envisaged by international standards, particularly with regard to property rights, inheritance, divorce and child custody, and spousal abuse. Focusing on legal empowerment as a way to improve both access to justice and the quality of justice women receive, the study presents strategies and best practices in both formal and informal justice systems. Legal empowerment approaches share one core concept: using the law to enable disadvantaged groups to access justice and realize basic rights. They include legal education; legal aid services; support for non-discriminatory dispute resolution fora to complement or supplement informal systems; training of paralegals; and rights awareness. In considering whether such approaches can improve the quality of justice women receive, Accessing Justice brings together a number of IDLO-sponsored case studies in Afghanistan, India, Namibia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Morocco, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. These highlight a variety of lessons for development practitioners, both in terms of engagement with the informal legal sector and, more generally, for the use of legal empowerment and top-down / bottom-up strategies. In an appropriate context, carefully designed legal empowerment strategies may constitute a valuable contribution to improving women’s access to justice.
[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Afghanistan, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, India
Creator:
IDLO
Year:
2013

Property Rights and the Gender Distribution of Wealth in Ecuador, Ghana and India

Full citation: Deere, C. D., Oduro, A., Swaminathan, H. and Doss, C., "Property Rights and the Gender Distribution of Wealth in Ecuador, Ghana and India," 13 GENDER ASSET GAP PROJECT WORKING PAPER (August 2012). - This paper finds that basic property rights are insufficient, for much depends upon the legal and cultural regimes related to marriage and inheritance. Drawing upon household asset surveys which collected individual level ownership data in Ecuador, Ghana and the state of Karnataka in India, it estimates married women’s share of couple wealth and relate it to whether major household assets are owned individually or jointly during the marriage as well as to different inheritance regimes and practices. In Ecuador, married women own 44 percent, in Ghana, 19 percent, and in Karnataka, nine percent of couple wealth. Ecuador is characterized by the partial community property regime in marriage while inheritance laws provide for all children, irrespective of sex, to be treated equally, rules that are largely followed in practice. In contrast, Ghana and India are characterized by the separation of property regime which does not recognize wives’ contribution to the formation of marital property, and by inheritance practices that are strongly male biased. Reforming marital and inheritance regimes must remain a top priority in many regions of the world if gender economic equality is to be attained. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Ecuador, Ghana, India
Creator:
Deere, C. D., Oduro, A., Swaminathan, H. and Doss, C.
Year:
2012

How Many Women Get Land Inheritance Rights?

This opinion piece was first published in Ananda Bazar Patrika on
March 7, 2013.

Collection Type:
News & Commentary
Country:
India
Creator:
Bhattacharya, Swati
Year:
2013

Women Transforming Indian Agriculture

Full citation: Landesa, "Women Transforming Indian Agriculture," LANDESA REPORT (April 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Landesa
Year:
2013

Securing Land Rights

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Barik, D., Drescher, A. W., Haque, Dr. T., Holmer, R. J., and Rake, G.
Year:
2011