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...
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....
A Mission to Bangladesh – One Step further for the Third Cycle of NES Bangladesh
Friday, 10th March 2017
This year, Bangladesh has entered its third year of the NES cycle. In order to start the process, ILC Asia members in Bangladesh, led by ALRD (Association of Land Reform Development) have set up a series of activities as the initiative to formulate the strategies to be applied for the next three years. Supervised by ILC Secretariat’s NES Coordinator, the process took place from 5 to 11 February, 2017.
ILC Asia Members Join the Action to Defend Santal People's Rights on Land
Thursday, 29th December 2016
Press conference: A sudden attack upon indigenous people and Bengali farmers was takes place at Shahebganj Bagda farm in Gobindaganj upazila (sub-district) under Gaibandha district by police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and local goons on 6 November 2016 hired by Rangpur sugar mills authority & influential political elements aiming to evict indigenous and Bengali farmers.
Islamic inheritance laws and rural women, new issue of ILC Framing the Debate series is out
Tuesday, 6th September 2016
«Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas». The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, social and political reasons for discriminatory inheritance practices.