Women's control over lands and water-bodies

We work to make them aware on land and water-bodies’ ownership documents i.e. how to claim property including understanding on parcel maps, transfer deed, registration, succession certificate, tax receipts and mutation records.  Women’s capacity development, supporting with tools and methods and assist with spatial data and map are the integrated part of the programme. Team  facilitate local level planning with database and mapping engaging local elected bodies. Essentially, the team works to promote objective and subjective security of women’s tenure rights.

  • Spatial data collection and mapping
  • Land literacy training
  • Meeting with local authorities and land offices
  • Women’s fisher-folk association formation
  • Database of women’s successors and open display
  • Legal aid support to claim ownership

1) The project titled, ` Women fisher folk rights‘ is implementing with funding support of UKAID through Manusher Jonno Foundation for the period of January 2019 – Dec 2021. The women fisher folk would have improved access to state open water-bodies, social safety nets, health, income, education through mobilisation, organisation, information and registered association. The women fisher folk would be supported with Android mobile application based maps, so that they can understand which water bodies are open and reserve. The project location is Mongla upazila under Bagerhat district. 

2) The land parcel’s spatial data collection and mapping programme implementing using open source Android mobile application. Programme provide training to Para-Surveyors on tools and methods. The para-surveyor then send the digital map data to the open platform with boundary, size and owner information. The programme is supported and funded by HiiL Justice (non-profit organisation based Netherlands) since October 2018. Please visit: https://innovatingjustice.com/portfolio/bababon-sangho/

3) Since 2017, Badabon Sangho partnered with Cadasta Foundation to document, secure, and protect women’s land rights in urban slums and rural areas. Para-Surveyors are trained to collect and mapping using Cadasta’s tools and platform. Please visit: https://cadasta.org/partners/badabon-sangho/;

4) Programme titled, `Women’s control over on inheritance Lands’ implementing with funding support Women’s Fund Asia since July 2019. The project organise women landowners in women organisation and build capacity to protect their inherited properties including lands and water-bodies. The project location is two unions under Rampal upazila in Bagerhat district.

5) Project titled, `Youth club led non-discriminatory succession database for women landowners using Geo-ODK android mobile apps’ with funding support of Habitat for Humanity is implementing since April 2019. Updated women successors database handed over to local elected bodies of union parishad and assist them to issue correct the succession certificate.