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.”
Stand With Us: A Call to Action for Women’s Land, Housing, and Property Rights for People and Planet
27 JUNE 2023 — The Stand With Us global webinar will bring together Stand for Her Land coalitions and partners from six countries to share their progress in implementing the campaign since its launch in March 2022.
THE MONITOR — UCOBAC's Frances Birungi Odong explains how women in Uganda are more impacted by climate change than men, which is why securing women’s land rights has become critical in the war against climate change.
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.”
Lack of access to and control over land is causing widespread suffering for rural women in Uganda, and even for women who hold a Certificate of Customary Ownership, the clash between culture and modernity threatens hardship for millions.
Jimmy Ochom (Oxfam Uganda) and Doreen Kobusingye (National Land Coalition) were interviewed on NTV Uganda's live talk show about closing the implementation gap on women's land rights.
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