Land remains a key symbol of identity for majority of the people in Uganda, yet land grabs perpetrated by rich and powerful individuals, state and non-state actors continue to increase. We continue to empower grassroots communities through training and coaching to enable them to incorporate non-violent resistance in their efforts to wage against land injustices. We mentor them into building strong and impactful campaigns that will allow them to actively use creative means to find solutions to their problems.
For over 20 years, the Apaa community in Amuru district, Northern Uganda has maintained its resilience in the fight against government plans to demarcate about 827 square kilometers of Apaa land to Uganda Wildlife Authority, (UWA). According to UWA, the land is meant to pave way for UWA to create a wildlife-protected area. But this […]
Two weeks ago, the National Building Review Board and Arua City Council came to a collective resolution to stop the development plans for Barifa Forest as they would cause harm to the forest. The meeting brought together representatives from National Building Review Board, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), National Forestry Authority (NFA), and Arua City […]
EXCHANGE VISITS FOSTER LEARNING AND SOLIDARITY AMONG WOMEN FIGHTING AGAINST LAND GRABBING Last month, we supported an exchange visit in Buliisa which brought together five women grassroots groups, who have been at the forefront of the struggles against land injustices within their communities. The communities are Alebtong, Kween, Omoro, Logiri, and Buliisa. Exchange visits bring […]
Last week we concluded our nationwide women convenings across the country. These convenings brought together different women activists and organizers to share experiences and lessons learned through their struggle against injustices in their communities. They also shared how our training and mentorship programs in community organizing and movement building have helped them stand against oppression. […]