In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.
Land rights as human rights – a view from Bangladesh
Friday, 5th January 2018
In Bangladesh, around 80% of civil and criminal cases are related to land conflict. Eviction and torture against the marginal and indigenous peoples can be found throughout the country. Published in local newspapers, 11 cases of tortures are recorded during 2012 to 2017.
Orientation for Journalists on "Land Rights of Women and Indigenous Peoples: Role of Media"
Monday, 4th September 2017
The media plays an important role in highlighting the deprivation of the underprivileged groups in society and it is important for journalists who are working in the different sectors of the media to be aware of the rights of marginalized people including women and indigenous groups.
ILC Asia Members' Declaration on the International Youth Day
Sunday, 13th August 2017
For the very first time, ILC Asia started the discussion to include the youths within its struggle over land. Young farmers from five Asian countries gathered in Bogor, Indonesia from the 10th to 12th of August 2017. Participants in the regional gathering brainstormed ideas on youth and land which resulted in a common agenda of working together for a campaign with the commitments of organizations who participated. The initiative called “Securing the Future: Land Rights for Rural Youths” was opened on the occasion of International Youth Day 2017.
Kapaeeng Foundation urges UN to put pressure on government to secure Indigenous People’s land rights
Thursday, 11th May 2017
During the UNPFII Sixteenth Session that took place at the UN Headquarter on 24 April to 5 May 2017, ILC Asia member from Bangladesh, The Kapaeeng Foundation, made a bold statement to urge the UNPFII to push the Government of Bangladesh to expedite functions of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Commission and to form a separate Land Commission for Indigenous Peoples.