Our Story

Our Story

Badadon Sangho is women led organisation, working for single mother, separated, widow, divorce, religious minorities and girls and youths. It is (a non-profit and non political organisation) working by a group of motivated and dedicated women development activists in Southwest region of Bangladesh.

 

Since 2015, some local women activist mobilised the women at the water point while they are coming to collect drinking water from pond as saline intrusion affected water and soil. It was easy to get women together side of ponds and mobilise them for organisation formation. After series of meetings, a women organisation formed and evolved as an organisation named `Badabon Sangho’. Badabon means the Sundarban (indigenous name known by local communities of Bangladesh). `Women Organisation’ formed only with membership of vulnerable women both landless and landowners in order to protect them from violence and lose of land rights. Currently Badabon Sangho working in four (4) unions in Rampal and Mongla upazilas (i.e. Mongla sea port areas) in Bagerhat district since its inception.

The target beneficiaries of the organisation are women and girls particularly widow, single mother, separated, disable, older, ethnic, indigenous, Dalit and religious minority.  Large percentage of beneficiaries are living under poverty line and depends on natural resources and lands for their livelihoods i.e. paddy cultivation, collection of wood, honey, fish and shrimp fries from Sundarban.