The project will empower 760 women in Ngwedo Sub County Buliisa District in Uganda to play bigger role in protecting their land and property rights through creating women land rights awareness at among women at village levels, monitoring women land rights violations and conduct mediation through providing locally alternative dispute resolution (ADR) without resorting to formal and judicial mechanisms.
The land conflicts due to illegal sale of land without the consent, unclear land boundaries, and exploitative acquisition or grabbing of land by a clique of opportunistic and politically well connected individuals. These conflicts are manifesting because of oil and gas activities, due to high expectation and demand for land by business people. Women are the most affected persons due to cultural norms among the families and clans that violate women land rights.
BIRUDO will mobilizing women, create awareness on legal and women land rights, land protection and use, trained women community based Volunteers to monitor women land rights violations, conduct mediation using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and make use of its legal officer for further management clients
The project will empower 1800 women to defend their land rights and 32 women community based volunteers who will be advocating for women land rights and conduct mediation.