India: "Put a powerful asset – land – into the hands of women to ease child malnutrition crisis" | A Voice of Our Own |

India's high malnutrition rate, low birth weight and maternal mortality rate continue to rival those of sub-Saharan Africa.

There is growing evidence that the reason is, specifically, women's empty pockets. Women in India have a lower status and therefore less control over resources, both land and money, and consequently do not have the leverage to ensure that their children's needs are met.