women's rights

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...
International Women’s Day was on 8 March 2021 and with it, a reminder that Uganda and the world at large are still struggling with the issues that have for long slowed down the success of women. In 2020, the coronavirus lockdown demonstrated the day-to-day hardships that women face in their lives...
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...
As a lead up to Father’s Day which was celebrated globally last month, Oxfam in Uganda in collaboration with Oxfam International, Men Care Global, Promundo-US, and local partner, Uganda Women’s Network, launched the How I Care campaign to shift the way we think about care work. In our monthly...
New research by Oxfam and partners reveals that while COVID-19 and the related containment efforts have caused increases in women’s – and men’s – unpaid care workloads, women are still doing the bulk of this work. Women living in poverty, single mothers and essential workers as well as those...
58-year-old Lambert is living to prove that stereotypes and negative cultural norms can be dismantled even while living in a very patriarchal rural society. He now comfortably shares household chores with his wife,their 3 daughters and 3 sons. As a family, they all freely discuss finances,...
For the first time ever, I have spent 90% of my time doing household work. I must say that home daily chores take up a lot of time! Since the lockdown, I have been at home supporting my wife with Care work. My name is Morrish Towongo,30 years oldand a refugee from the Central Equatorial region of...
The current global coronavirus pandemic has put insurmountable pressure on the world economies but invisibly, it has also increased the care workload of women. For women like Stella, the extra burden brought by the coronavirus lockdown is far from what she ever imagined.
Oxfam commissioned a gender analysis of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) of the 1,443 km East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will transfer crude oil from Kabaale Hoima in Uganda (the Lake Albert basin) to a Marine Storage Facility and Load Out Facility located on the...
The Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) programme has been working since 2013 to reignite progress on gender equality by addressing heavy and unequal unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW). The most recent issue of WE-Care Stories looks back over 2019 and plans exciting activities for the...

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