COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN ARUA DISRUPT COUNCIL MEETING TO STOP BARIFA FOREST ECO TOURISM DESIGN PLAN

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 AND ILLEGAL EVICTIONS

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 […]

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS SOLIDARITY UGANDA AWARDS 2022

Call for nominations for 2022 Activist of the Year and Community organizer of the Year Awards The prevalent injustices and oppression that exist in our society are a daily reminder of why we should fight back. There are several injustices evidenced through the rampant land grabbing, illegal evictions, and corruption amongst others. These have led […]

Women activists and community organisers convene across the country

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. […]

THREE DECADES LATER, BATWA CONTINUE TO SUFFER DISPLACEMENT DUE TO FORCEFUL EVICTION IN THE NAME OF CONSERVATION.

We visited the Batwa indigenous community in Kitaliro camp, Kanungu district. We learned a lot about their way of life before their eviction from the Bwindi forest and the challenges they have faced since then. This is their story. Over the years, many indigenous communities in Uganda that lived in forests have been evicted without […]