Hundreds Attend Women In Agrifood Systems Gathering

HARVEST MONEY — S4HL Uganda helped organize a conference on critical issues affecting women in agrifood systems. Participants included women in agribusiness, representatives from government ministries and departments, agencies, the private sector, financial institutions, academia, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations.

Authorities Concerned about Increase in Number of Gender-based Land Conflicts

PERIL OF AFRICA — S4HL Uganda, along with partners UCOBAC and LOSCO, organized a human rights dialogue to discuss the increasing number of gender-based land conflicts in Kabale District.

How funding gap is crippling women’s struggle for land justice

THE MONITOR — Ritah Kemigisa, the S4HL Campaign Communications Associate in Uganda, decries challenges faced by her gender due to a dual legal system that blends formal and cultural laws.

Museveni moves to ban army from land matters

THE MONITOR — S4HL Uganda advocate Ritah Kemigisa comments on how the president's decision to ban the army from engaging in land matters helps protect women's land rights by creating a safer environment for women.

Owning land has offered me a taste of good life

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 nexus between gender, land rights and climate change

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.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The denial of women’s land rights is a form of gender-based violence. Learn more about the action we're taking and what you can do to stand up and speak out against GBV.

The rise and rise of African feminists’ movements

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.”

“Bridge the gap” and deliver land rights to women, say campaigners

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.