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Ksf vbd.swallows.rba, equity, inclusion & farmers’

  1. 1. RBA, Equity, Inclusion & Farmers’ Rights Author: Md. Zakir Hossain Krisok of Krisoker Sor (Farmers’ Voice) [email_address]
  2. 2. Rights Based Approach is the underlying attitude with which we approach this campaign Equity and Inclusion are Criteria that ought to guide us when we are actually strategizing on what we want to achieve (our goals), and how we go about getting it (strategy) And Advocacy (both people-centered and policy-centered) would be part of the overall strategy (one of the many tools) to help us achieve a Right Lobbying is one of the ways of doing Advocacy at the policy centered level A Campaign is a combination (planned?) of all the strategies that would be used to achieve the Right
  3. 3. <ul><li>EQUITY (≠ EQUALITY) is a concept </li></ul><ul><li>Different people need preferential treatment to ensure fairness, hence… </li></ul><ul><li>Some regions/countries have an “unjust” share of the ‘pie’ because they enjoy greater influence/power, hence…. </li></ul><ul><li>Within organisations, discriminations exist which affect recruitment, retention and optimal performance, hence…. </li></ul><ul><li>INCLUSION is an action </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the dignity requirements of the above are recognised by duty bearers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the above individuals/groups get whatever they need to live a dignified life </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the above individuals/groups can claim their rights and enjoy political space </li></ul><ul><li>RIGHTS BASED APPROACH (RBA ≠ NBA) </li></ul><ul><li>NBA tries to change people’s situation of lack of resources </li></ul><ul><li>RBA tries to systemically change people’s situation of lack of power </li></ul>
  4. 4. Focus Rights Based Approach Focus on CONTENT Focus on MIND-SET Primary Target – State Secondary targets Cultural norms/Market etc Service Delivery of Rights Claiming of Rights by Marginalised Systemic Change Works within legal framework Works within HR framework Primary Actors + change of power equations “ Helping” agency “ Rights Claimants Less Risk Factor/Upheaval More Less Likelihood of Implementation More Technical SKILLS REQUIRED Organising
  5. 5. Can we accept that for us we will use the term Campaign to mean A planned series of strategic activities/processes Around an Issue (Farmers’ Rights) That while empowering people (especially the excluded) to claim/realise their right Also changes the content of the constitutional/legal system in favour of this Right Such a campaign will also work to Influence the actual implementation on the ground of this Right Our campaign then is to lead to ( systemic change that ensures in practice)? an equitable Right
  6. 6. Untrained Insincere Lack of proper information Social barrier to women Lack of financial support Inadequate legal support Do not know their rights Company allured them Govt. stakeholders are not interested Financial support are not given Information access does not meet up to level
  7. 7. Diversity of the themes Physical Moral Logical Legal Long term impact
  8. 8. Farmers’ Organisation Legal entity? Visible output? Continuous?