land rights

Many governments and companies are adopting net zero climate targets as they recognize the urgency of the climate crisis. Without clear definition, however, these targets risk being reliant on using vast swathes of land in low-income countries to capture carbon emissions, allowing the biggest...
Women, men, boys, and girls should enjoy their rights, including the right to own, access, and control land. However, barriers like poverty, ignorance, and culture limit women from fully enjoying their land rights. Through trainings, women have been encouraged to register their land, get more...
On Sunday 11th April 2021, oil companies and the governments of Uganda and Tanzania signed three accords: a tariff and transportation agreement, shareholding agreement, and Host Government Agreement. The signing of these paves the way for the development of key oil infrastructure projects, such as...
This study aimed to assess the effectiveness and impact of Certificate of Customary Ownership of land (CCO) in promoting and protecting Women Land Rights in Uganda. The CCO is intended to formalise customary land tenure through documentation, and its issuance and regulation is mandated to the...
24.03.2020, Kampala . In research released today, Oxfam highlighted that the numerous challenges in acquiring a Certificate of Customary Ownership limit women's ability to successfully defend their interests in land hence driving inequality. Carried out in Kasese, Soroti, Butaleja and Pader...
In August 2020, Oxfam in Uganda supported the annual land awareness week where women asked the government, through the Ministry of Lands, to protect their land rights. We also used the World Humanitarian Day as an opportunity to celebrate local humanitarian heroes and to call for a better...
November 2019 marked the third edition of the land learning journey under the land learning series. It was held in Kampala, Soroti and Amuria Districts, Uganda. It was the first edition to be held in Africa. The topic of the land journey in Uganda was ‘Property rights, land tenure security and...
Unjust Land systems and weak dispute resolution mechanisms are driving inequality in the country according to a new land report launched today by Oxfam. Titled Locked out, the land and inequality report explores the ways in which unjust land systems drive inequality making the poor poorer while the...
When Uganda’s richest 10 percent earned 2.3 times more than its poorest 40 percent in 2009, any concerned person would be curious to understand what drives such a discrepancy and how best to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich. The contributors to such a big gap are mainly land, education...
Oxfam carried out a study on land and inequality inUganda dubbed “Locked out: How unfair land systems are leaving the rich richer and the poor poorer.” This report highlights the link between land and inequality and underscores the need to review policies, laws and regulations governing...

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