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Women’s Alliance of Ladakh

Women’s Alliance of Ladakh (WAL) is an organization started in 1991, for the development of women, in Leh District of Jammu and Kashmir. It functions for the upliftment of the rural women and to strengthen the local culture.

The organization fights against the onslaught of unplanned development. It works to reinforce the spiritual and ethical values of Ladakhi culture and also to protect the traditional agricultural methods.

At its headquarters in Leh, women dressed in traditional clothes sell local crafts and food. It serves as a market for handmade goods including woolen caps, hemp bags, Ladakhi jewellery, organic produce and seeds.

The alliance supports the people with skills in spinning, weaving, dyeing and cooking. ‘Clean Up’ campaigns are conducted with the aim to protect the environment.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Leh
Location: Chubi, Sankar Road
Phone: +91-1982-250293
Fax: +91-1982-252735


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