Towards a new paradigm in the struggle for women’s land rights in Uganda. Gender equality: a liberation struggle or a colonial imposition? Gender equality vs. Traditional culture. Women’s land rights in traditional culture.
This study was commissioned by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development with funding from Irish Aid, through the Embassy of Ireland in Uganda. The views expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Ministry or Irish Aid. One of the key challenges of Uganda’s NLP policy is ensuring that the interests of the marginalised groups are taken into consideration. Some of the marginalised groups include women, the poor, the sick and particularly those inflicted with the HIV/AIDS.
Despite the existence of constitutional and legal frameworks brought about by the 1995 Constitution and the Land Act 1998 and other land related laws, a number of land-related challenges have emerged over the years, which must now be squarely confronted in order to foster notable economic development and poverty alleviation.
A paper presenting specific modifications to paragraphs in plain text, which follow the numbering in the third draft of the National Land Policy. Our suggestions come only from our analysis of what we believe would actually work in the current context in Lango, Teso and Acholi.
The law is supposed to protect a woman’s rights to land. The law is failing, and husbands can ignore their wife’s legal rights. Why? And what should be done about it?
The Ugandan Government is convinced that only by giving everyone titles to their land will people have security of tenure, and it is investing everything in pushing this through. However, this policy is based on ignorance about how customary tenure actually works, and about some dangerously false assumptions about what happens when ownership of land moves from one tenure system to another. Violence and conflict have already been the result: this brief looks at less conflictual options to achieve the same goals and ensure that rights are protected.
This brief looks at how married women and children are vulnerable to becoming landless. Should something be done? What can be done?
This paper reveals some of the common myths held in Uganda about customary tenure and its ‘backwardness’. The brief argues that customary tenure offers opportunities for economic development which remains untapped by policy makers.
Few people have title to their land, so most people have never surveyed their land. This means the land is not marked with official stones and there is no map with the land registry. As a result, many land conflicts can arise when people argue about where the borders of each plot are – where one person’s land ends and another’s begins.
Land rights are a complex area, needing understanding of legal, political, economic and cultural aspects and a good analysis of the realities of public administration in practice. Our understanding of these aspects of the situation has shown us that measures intended to achieve certain objectives will not necessarily succeed.
Customary land law and vulnerability of land rights in Eastern Uganda. This study is intended to investigate how customary tenure is currently working in eastern Uganda, amongst the Teso and Kumam people. Specifically, the research was to understand land rights under customary tenure in Teso, and the actual situation regarding land transactions and land administration of customarily owned land.
A review of the situation of land rights in Apac District in Uganda, and of opportunities for land rights protection work, based on the work of LEMU in 2003-4. LEMU has used the understanding gained through empirical research to analyse policy and make recommendations to a variety of actors. This analysis is contained in a series of policy briefs and information packs which continue to be produced. These are aimed at a variety of audiences – some are to help influence Government policy, others are guidance for village or clan institutions.