Women’s land rights as a pathway to economic justice
principal organisation - ucobac
Women and girls struggle to own or inherit land in Uganda because restrictive customary practices continue to override statutory law in land rights matters. Inconsistencies in some existing laws further compound the implementation gap, retarding gender-responsive land rights programming. The Uganda Community Based Association for Women & Children Welfare’s (UCOBAC) initiative aims to promote advocacy by grassroots and women. UCOBAC empowers women in advocacy to influence policy review, formulation, and implementation to promote women’s land rights and accelerate progress towards advancing economic rights and justice.