Transforming social norms on women’s land rights in Uganda
PRINCIPAL MEMBER: UGANDA COMMUNITY BASED ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S WELFARE (UCOBAC)
Although Uganda has a progressive and non-discriminatory legal system, women face barriers to accessing, owning, or exercising control over land due to restrictive social and customary practices that continue to override statutory laws. Many Ugandans, especially women, have insecure land tenure, which increases their vulnerability, poverty, hunger, and food insecurity. Secure land rights strengthen livelihoods by providing land for housing and farming for food and nutrition security.