Uganda is marred with a turbulent history of political violence and unrest. Our history created scared minds and hearts for those who lived through wars and several injustices. The NRM government came to power through violence while promising people peace and security. Thousands of lives were lost during the NRA bush war in 1986. They […]
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 […]
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 […]