The group was formed with the passion and experiences we had during our journey of doing something for the women while government started to set up Rampal thermal power plant and other development projects. This women’s rights group, has started its journey in 2016 in the southern region of Bangladesh the Rampal and Mongla, next to the Bay of Bengal and Sundarban (the largest mangrove forest). In details, while they were coming to collect drinking water, these rural women, fisherwomen and Dalit women were gathered and organized in groups in order to mobilize the issue. At that time, they talked about the abusement of women’s land rights induced by the thermal power plant and overall climate changes’ issues i.e., salinity in water and soil, natural disasters and commercial shrimp cultivations are the existing challenges that group members were facing. On top of that, public and private land investment doubled their sufferings.
After a series of gatherings, meetings, and planning this women group evolved and took the formation of an organization naming `Badabon Sangho’. Badabon means the Sundarban (indigenous name of Sundarban). Since the inception, group members organised various actions like rallies, human chains, coaching, consultation and assemblies in responses to rights abuse, racial injustice and violence against women and girls.