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Invitation for the session on Women's Space in City Master Plan at India Social Forum
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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
11-12-2006 / 11-12-2006
Consult for Women and Land Rights (CWLR) is organizing a session on Women's Space in City Master Plan at ISF. The venue for the event is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

This session will look into the problems of both urban and rural women belonging to all sections of the society in context of housing and livelihood. Through a project named Ajaala we are demanding a special zone for women in every ward .

The main agenda of the event :

Women in Urban areas : Presentation of Ajalaa the concept of creating protected zones for women's ownership of public land in city master plans.

Asking for a joint program of UNDP, UN habitat and Government of India as well as CWLR to be organised late next year to work out technical details of developing the Ajalaa concept in city devlopment plans. We hope that women's groups who may be willing to work on realising Ajalaa as a women-owned and managed zone that provides services such that workers efficiency in the city increases while respected their human rights.

Civil society support will be sought by the presenters to propose Ajalaa to Urban Development Ministry to plan on how a space for women owned public services, housing and economic activity can be reserved in city master plans.

Looking forward to your active participation,

Women's Space in City Master Plan

ISF at 9am - 12 noon, 12 Nov06 at S 12, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium,

Session coordination Ms. Sujata Madhok


15 min

D leena JNURM and women"s right


15 min each

1. Women Workers space in Master plan presentation J Chatterjee

2. Space for tribal women in urban areas. Ms Sidhamma and Dr. Kalyani Mena

3. Women workers and work regularisation needs. Subhash Bhatnagar

Response of the panel

I hour

Panel will respond on the solutions provided by in the Master plan. (Panel will consist of Miloon Kothari(TBD), Representative Action India(TBD) Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj and Dr Gabriella Dietrich

Women Resource Right Agenda


In City Development


15 min

Strategy to gain land rights for women workers from the government.

Presentation of one window approach in women's resource right agenda

By Shivani Bhardwaj

-WRRA in Bhati Mines - Rati Singh

-WRRA in Jaipur with unorganised sector workers-Ms Hemlata Konsotia

-responses from the people present

What to do at WSF (Kenya)

30 min

Preparation for WSF representation and

(Moderated by Seema Khot)

Concluding session

15 min

By Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj


• Planning   • Technical Areas of Housing   • Urban Centers   • Women and Habitat   

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