Commitment to Action

Landesa Girls Project

Commitment by

Landesa

In 2015, Landesa committed to work with the Government of West Bengal, India to educate 1.2 million girls on their land rights. By learning about their rights to land girls can improve their economic prospects, raise their standing in their families and communities, and increase their ability to access education, health, and other services. In addition to land rights training, curricula will include land-based livelihoods skills such as vegetable gardening and asset creation, and the project will include engagement activities with boys and broader communities. This commitment represents a scale-up of Landesa’s 2010 CGI Commitment to Action, in which participating girls were more likely to stay in school, earn their own income, own financial assets, and were predicted to marry at a later age. Landesa will implement this commitment through close partnerships, capacity building, and technical assistance with local government and NGOs, which will expand government-funded peer-led girls’ groups to carry out these activities.

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Commitment

Landesa Girls Project

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,800,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Landesa