Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
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ALRD is the federating body of 273 NGOs, peasant and landless organizations in Bangladesh, which are involved in the struggle to establish land rights, rights to food, rights to livelihood, and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. It is currently the main organization in Bangladesh working exclusively on land reform issues.
ALRD envisions a Bangladesh where upholding the rights of the citizen is the cornerstone of the State and where the State is pro-actively pursuing the promotion and strengthening of the rights of the poor and the marginalized, including the most vulnerable groups of society (landless peasants, indigenous peoples, women, religious minorities and other minority communities). ALRD further aspires for a Bangladesh that adopts secularism as key guiding principle, and where gender equity and social justice are considered as key objectives for all undertakings.
ALRD views itself as a networking-cum-support organization whose principal roles are to sensitize and mobilize policy makers, elected representatives and opinion makers, and to create an enabling environment for favourable policy formulation. It provides an excellent entry point for engaging civil society organizations on land issues.
Its constituencies include landless farmers, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, peasants and women.