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Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a low altitude country situated at the Bengal river delta, sharing a border with India and Myanmar. There are mountains in peripheral areas, such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeast. It is in the top ten most populated countries in the world, with a population of 163 million. Covering 147,570 km2, this gives a density of over 1,100 people per km2, by far the highest figure for populous lands. It is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, highly vulnerable to climate-related events.
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How much of Bangladesh’s protected forests are really protected?

17 January 2023

A move last year by the Bangladesh government to erase protections for a swath of reserved forest and award it to the country’s soccer federation for a training facility garnered outrage — but is only one example of how protected forests across the country continue to be degraded.

a farmer from Rajbari District, Bangaldesh

Degraded soil threatens to exacerbate Bangladesh food crisis

30 December 2022

Excessive use of chemical fertilizers is causing soil health degradation in Bangladesh, putting the country’s food security at risk

Bangladesh's Santals continue struggle for ancestral land

8 November 2022

Indigenous Santal people in Bangladesh remember the deadly clashes that led to their eviction from their ancestral land six years ago.

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Despite the equitable share in agricultural labour, agricultural land ownership is rare for women, and even then there are many cases of land grabs from women by men

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Women fighting for land rights in Bangladesh

Secure land rights offer an equitable solution in the face of the climate crisis

24 October 2022

Land and Climate Conversations From Nov. 6-18, the world gathers in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), to discuss the global climate change agenda. While we are hopeful that these high-level conversations will result in meaningful progress toward…

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Women’s struggle for land in South Asia

Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?

A century has passed since women in Undivided India, now divided into several countries of South Asia, demanded equal rights in property — especially land, the most important means of production in developing economies. The struggle continued after Independence. Today, the resultant legal reforms…