Understanding and Strengthening Women’s Land Rights Under Customary Tenure in Uganda

March 2011
Judy Adoko and Jeremy Akin (LEMU) & Rachel Knight (IDLO)

Includes introduction; vulnerabilities shared among all women; different categories of women have different vulnerabilities – widows, unmarried girls, divorced women, separated women, cohabiting women, married women; proposed solutions. Argues that rather than working against custom, policymakers and activists should be creative in identifying a range of culturally-appropriate solutions within custom that can successfully strengthen, defend and protect women’s land rights.