Land, Agriculture and Water-bodies Rights

Though women and girls are entitled of land, water-bodies and forest, but often they are deprived. In order to accelerating women and girls’ displacement from land and water-bodies, different types of violence are being conducting. Women dont have documents and awareness regarding claiming landownership. In an area where land and waterbodies grabbing is rampant, providing land literacy to disadvantaged and socially excluded women and girls and addressing barriers of inheritance laws and local customs that prevent women’s land ownership.

  • Facilitate sessions on land literacy to claim land ownership
  • Provide land dispute mitigation assistance to women landowners
  • Document field experience
  • Policy advocacy on equal inheritance land rights

Women’s Waterbodies Rights

While women fisher folk’s communities lack of recognition, access to social safety net schemes and united platform, we facilitating women fisher-folk association and addressing barriers of National Waterbodies Management policy and practices.

  • Facilitate Joymoni women fisher-folk association
  • Facilitate fisher-folk-led revolving fund
  • Organize protest rallies protecting rivers, cannels and forests.
  • Facilitate advocacy phase for incorporating women fisher-folk rights and entitlement in existing policy and laws.

Women-led agriculture

Women’s rights to agriculture programme is firstly, by mobilizing and organising six (6) women farmers associations, members protecting irrigation canals, seeds and common lands wouldn’t only for association members’ farming but also for community fishing and fresh water-sources. Secondly, co-finance to association members for leasing land and arranging organic agriculture inputs. Thirdly, scale up this model of women farmers association and organic farming in other locations by network members. Finally it is planned to bring the movement at national level. Group facilitating capacity building activities (i.e., courtyard sessions, training, farmers’ field day, coaching and cross-visits) for group members and their leaders, associations, federations and network members accordingly. These training, coaching and sessions include both technical know-how like land ownership documentation, organic seeds preservation, bio-fertilizer and also leadership skills like organising, planning and public speaking. Hence, they can lead their livelihood by controlling land, water-bodies, cropping and forests.

  • Facilitate training to members on organic cropping and environment protection
  • Facilitate training to members on climate-smart agriculture tools and technologies (saline tolerant crops)
  • Support to facilitate group member-led revolving fund
  • Produce bio-fertilizer and preserve indigenous seeds