Land grabbing continues to be a significant issue in Uganda. Land grabbing refers to the unlawful and often forceful acquisition of land by individuals, corporations, or the government, usually at the expense of local communities and landowners who are often displaced or denied their land rights.
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 […]
Do you remember Eric Mutasiga, a headteacher who was shot by the Local Defense Units (LDUs) in Mukono during the Covid-19 lockdown? His crime was defending a ‘chapati guy' (name withheld) one of his employees working at a chapati stall right in front of Eric’s retail shop where he earned his supplementary income to fend […]
Standing up against injustices and defending human rights is a risky and stressful task involving speaking truth to power and regularly stepping on the toes of those who have the power, might, and will to destroy anyone standing in their way with no qualms. Most people would rarely want to do this in any given […]