NATION KENYA — Esther Mwaura-Muiru, S4HL global advocacy director, shares stories about how the campaign's advocacy efforts have already borne fruit. “In Uganda, Karamojong traditional leaders have organised themselves to push for women land rights. In Senegal we are seeing religious leaders support the cause too.”
The S4HL campaign was profiled by The Nation in a piece about current movements in Africa to safeguard women’s rights. The initiative’s global advocacy director Esther Mwaura Muiru said: “When women don’t own the land they live and work on, they become trapped in patriarchal systems that reinforce gender inequalities.”
Stand for Her Land partnered with Nation Media Group to host the Nation Leadership Forum in Kampala, Uganda. The event brought together representatives from government, civil society, and grassroots women to discuss issues of land governance, gender equality, and how women are organizing to break down barriers to land rights in Uganda and across Africa.
Leaders and campaigners from across the world today launched Stand for Her Land in Africa, a global advocacy campaign for women’s land rights. Coalitions call for bold investments to secure women’s land rights – to set the course for a more climate resilient and sustainable future
Louise Achieng Juma’s life changed abruptly in 2012 when her husband Yusuf was tragically killed in a car accident. Pregnant and mother to six other children between the ages of two and fifteen, Louise was left to fend for herself. Devastated by the loss, at least she had the land on which to grow crops and shelter her family. Or so she thought.