Programs and Services


KAISAHAN has been committed in facilitating agrarian reform implementation and sustainable rural development since 1990. The organization, through its various programs, empowers marginalized groups in rural areas to promote a sustainable and humane society.

On-going Projects


  • Supporting Land Distribution Processes and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in the Philippines focusing on Most Critical Areas in Negros

Development Goal:
Empowered sustainable communities with resource tenure security and capacity to protect agrarian reform gains

Expected Outcome:
(1) Land distribution in the most critical rural communities fast-tracked; (2) Agrarian reform gains are protected and opportunities for support services enhanced; and (3) Agrarian reform, rural development and land use policies influenced to favour small farmer cultivator

Area of Operation:
·   National
·   Local
          › Negros Occidental

Partner Organization:
·   MISEREOR


  • Securing the Land Rights of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in Leyte: Rebuilding Lives in Haiyan Hit Areas

Development Goal:
Empowered sustainable communities with resource tenure security and capacity to protect agrarian reform gains

Expected Outcome:
(1) Peaceful cultivation and possession of ARBs over their land in the Yolanda hit areas; and (2) Protected agrarian reform gains and enhance opportunities for support services.

Area of Operation:
·   National
·   Local
          › Ormoc City, Leyte
          › Kananga, Leyte

Partner Organization:
·   MISEREOR


  • Securing Resource Tenure Rights in Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas in Eastern Samar

Development Goal:
The project mainly aims to have 1,500 empowered women and men agrarian reform beneficiaries, tenant farmers, and fisherfolk in Guiuan and Quinapondan by securing and protecting their rights and access to land and livelihood.

Expected Outcome:
(1) an increased capacity among 1,500 women and men farmers and fisherfolk in Guiuan and Quinapondan to secure access to lands and resources through land transfer, leasehold arrangements, fisherfolk registration, and other related tenurial instruments; and (2) an improved land use policy, in at least 2 LGUs, that addresses the risks associated to climate change.

Area of Operation:
·   Local
          › Guiuan, Eastern Samar
› Quinapondan, Eastern Samar

Partner Organization:
·   OXFAM


  • Advancing Land Rights in 2016

Development Goal:
Creation of a policy environment more favourable to small women and men farmer cultivators, in relation with the 2016 Presidential Elections; and implementation of land rights policies especially in Yolanda hit areas and areas for ARB installation

Expected Outcome:
(1) Sustained public awareness on legislative measures, such as the Notice of Coverage (NOC) Completion Bill and National Land Use Act (NLUA), through a series of public campaigning initiatives; (2) a National Land Rights Summit, consolidating like-minded groups and personalities supportive of land rights issues, is conducted to propose a land rights and rural development agenda in the upcoming Presidential elections; (3) published a policy research paper on Agrarian Reform (AR) implementation issues and gaps related to concerned government agencies (such as the Departments of Agrarian Reform, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Interior and Local Government, Land Registration Authority, Land Bank of the Philippines, among others; and (4) a stronger local land rights network in Eastern Samar is built to ensure land tenure security and protect in terms of policy and implementation.

Area of Operation:
·   National

Partner Organizations:
·   OXFAM
·   AR Now!


  • Joint Action for Land Rights

Development Goal:
Empowerment of vulnerable and socially excluded groups to claim their rights, including protecting the rights of human rights defenders (HRDs)

Expected Outcome:
(1) Enhanced capacities of HRDs to monitor and document land rights and related human rights abuses, conduct relevant advocacy activities and support communities affected by land grabbing; (2) Supported initiatives of HRDs in defending land rights and managing related human rights abuses; (3) Implemented/promoted concrete policy changes and measures towards enhanced land rights claim making and protection of HRDs working on land rights through broad-based advocacy; and (4) Addressed urgent needs of HRDs through legal, psycho-social, medical support, sanctuary, resettlement or other risk decreasing measures.

Area of Operation:
·   National
·   Local
          › Eastern Visayas
          › Western Visayas

Partner Organizations:
·   European Union
·   People in Need (PIN)
·   Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC)
·   BALAOD Mindanaw


  • Hustisya Natin: Empowered Civil Society Oversight of Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies Towards Enhanced Integrity of the Justice System

Development Goal:
Enhanced integrity of the justice system, through increased accountability and transparency, and improved performance of judicial and quasi-judicial bodies

Expected Outcome:
(1) Established national network of empowered CSOs exercising regular oversight of judicial and quasi-judicial bodies; (2) Institutionalized CSO monitoring system of judicial/quasi-judicial accountability, transparency and performance; and (3) Contributed to formulation and implementation of, and advocacy for, justice sector reforms.

Area of Operation:
·   National
·   Local
          › Eastern Visayas
          › Western Visayas      

Partner Organization:
·   Alternative Law Groups (ALG)

 

Engagements


  • The People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Network (AR Now!)
    ·   Board of Directors Chair
  • Alternative Law Groups (ALG)
    ·   Council Member
  • Campaign for Land Use Policy Now! (CLUP Now!)
    ·   National Secretariat

 

Services


  • Legal Services
    Agrarian Reform   |   Land Rights   |   Human Rights   |   Land Use
  • Land Tenure and Improvement
  • Program Beneficiaries Development
  • Community Organizing
  • Trainings
    Paralegal   |   Community Organizing   |  Defending Human Rights