Across the Uganda, in Africa and the developing world in general, millions of people, particularly women, need secure access to land, resources and supportive policies from their governments.
Having secure access to and control over land increases peoples’ resilience in the face of hunger and poverty, enabling them to look into ways to manage them sustainably. Alongside access to land, security of land tenure is also important to ensure the right to food security, access to credit financing and other human rights, such as the rights to work and housing.
Together with our partners, we are working at all levels with rural women to strengthen their control over land, natural resources and among communities in extractive industries locations, as well as build their capacity to adapt to climate change. We are focusing on documenting and sharing best practices, raising awareness on corporate land grabs and their implications, building support bases and networks and campaigning for policy changes.
Women’s rights to land, which aimed to empower poor and excluded landless women in rural Uganda to influence national policies to promote women’s equal rights to land, fight hunger and improve their livelihoods.
Land grabs campaigns also inform policies and supporting farmers in their struggle against land grabs, to ensure that Public-Private Sector Institutions are accountable for abuses of the rights to land, water and other natural resources.