Oxfam GB Statement [Press Release] on Security of Tenure for Women in Uganda

December 2000
Oxfam GB in Uganda (Judy Adoko)

Examines changes in management of customary tenure and how these have made women’s access to land more vulnerable. Recommends strategies for empowering women to have secure access rights and increase their tenure security. Seeks a compromise between policy makers and women activists on the current co-ownership debate. Argues that the family unit should become the unit of ownership under customary tenure and that all those who derive livelihoods should be registered on the title of ownership. This would mean that women and men would not divide the land but each would have the right to refuse the sale of the land.