LAND & HUMAN RIGHTS
BRC has always mobilised its programmes around the issue of land. In the early days this translated to land restitution, including involvement in policy formulation which it did as an affiliate of the now defunct National Land Committee.
Currently BRC is extremely active in rural advocacy and at the forefront of campaigns that are rooted in the practical application and promotion of rights based development models. This rights based philosophy has directed the organisation away from a traditional emphasis on land reform to address broader issues of poverty related to land dispossession.
BRC has been involved in providing support to the Keiskammahoek (KKH) communities for many years. As a result a solid foundation has been laid in the development of these KKH communities. In the KKH area, BRC’s vision to for an environmentally friendly rural community where the lives of the most vulnerable are improved, particularly women and the youth.
In the period 2000 – 2004, BRC’s main advocacy objective was to change government’s policy position that betterment dispossession did not meet the criteria of the Restitution of Land Rights Act.
The women empowerment programme seeks to ensure that rural women are empowered to be civic agents who are able to demand access to basic human rights & lead in the fight against all forms of gender based violence and femicide (GBVF).