Exchange of views meet under PRI project ends in Rangpur

Dhaka,  Sat,  03 December 2016
Published : 01 Dec 2016, 21:27:06

Exchange of views meet under PRI project ends in Rangpur

Our Correspondent


RANGPUR, Dec 1: Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) under its Property Rights Initiative (PRI) Project organised a daylong exchange of views meeting at a local hotel yesterday.

Senior journalist Abdus Shahed presided over the meeting while BRAC Rangpur district officer Abu Sayed discussed different activities of the PRI project in the meeting.

It was also revealed that PRI project began its activities in six districts of northern region in the year of 2013 which will continue till 2017. The districts are: Rangpur, Gaibandha, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, Natore and Naogaon. The main objective of the project ensuring access to property rights for poor and vulnerable people, particularly women in Bangladesh.

It was also disclosed in the meeting that creating access to property rights requires not only a clear understanding of constitutional and customary laws, but also the ability to navigate social constructs and dynamics that create incentives or disincentives for poor and vulnerable people especially women.

Accordingly, the 'Property Rights Initiative' has been designed to develop linkages between laws and rights by helping poor communities identify their entitlement to property rights and supporting them in accessing their claims.

BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid service Programme staff lawyer Mr. Selim Reza delivered the welcome speech while PRI senior sector specialist Abdullah al Rashed presented the keynote paper.

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