Formulating our Action Agenda: Putting People Centred Land Governance in Asia

Every year, the ILC Asia  Regional Land Forum is a unique opportunity to bring together many of the most prominent land-related organisations in the region, including  grassroots organisations, activists, local and international NGOs, researchers, multilateral organisations and government agencies.  Action-oriented, the Forum's programme is structured to provide opportunities to participants who may not otherwise interact in person, to debate, exchange, learn from each other's experiences and to build linkages.

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.

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Landless community in Bangladesh stand their ground against local elites

Thursday, 13th April 2017

In a country where approximately 25% live under the poverty line, and more than 10% are considered extremely poor[1], one of the greatest riches one can dream of is having land and benefiting from its bounties. As the saying goes, "land is life" and in the case in Rampur – a landless peasant community in Bangladesh – this is no exception.

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Study result on Women’s Relation to Land And Their Contribution To Agriculture Was Being Amplified in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 12th April 2017

A study shown that in Bangladesh, agriculture sector is becoming increasingly dependent on women's participation, yet however, in the bottom picture is women do not get institutional recognition as farmers in the Bangladesh Agricultural Policy 2013. 

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How The Bangladesh Government Addressed the Indigenous Women Issue In The Country

Tuesday, 11th April 2017

Bangladesh Government does not tolerate any crime. This idea has been ratified by many international conventions in order to enhance the human rights condition of the country. 

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AFA VICE CHAIRPERSON HONORED AS ENLIGHTENED WOMEN ON THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2017

Monday, 27th March 2017

Marking International Women’s Day 2017, Vice Chairperson of the Philippines's ILC Asia member, Asian Farmer Association has made a breakthrough as one of the eight enlightened women in making changes. 

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Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action_Photo credits Andrea Fiorenza

Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action

The village of Rampur, in the Dinajpur district of Bangladesh, was established on public ‘khas’ land in 1953 by landless farmers. However, in the following decades, different groups of local elites claimed the land and tried to evict the villagers. Thanks to...

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Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action
Case Studies

Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action

Author: 
Shah I Mobin Jinnah (CDA) and KirtiNishan Chakma (ILC Secretariat)
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Dinajpur District, Bangladesh_Photo credits  Andrea Fiorenza

Twenty years of legal struggle to obtain ownership of public ‘khas’

In 1994, the landless villagers of Rajarampur in Dinajpur district, Bangladesh, applied for access to public ‘khas’ land (government owned land available for allocation according to government priorities) that had been lying fallow for years. In 1995 they occupied 115 acres of this fallow land....

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Twenty years of legal struggle to obtain ownership of public ‘khas’
Case Studies

Twenty years of legal struggle to obtain ownership of public ‘khas’

Author: 
Shah I Mobin Jinnah (CDA) and KirtiNishan Chakma (ILC Secretariat)
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