Unveiling Gender, Land and Property Rights in post-conflict Northern Uganda

October 2008
Margaret A. Rugadya (Associates for Development)

Reviews key gender issues that need addressing re IDP return and the resumption of livelihoods in the recovery of post-conflict Northern Uganda. Reveals the inadequacies in policy and law in addressing gender and land issues. Re-establishing an enduring property rights regime in land requires addressing: (a) securing the essential ingredients of security and certainty of property rights; (b) identifying potential conflicts and addressing them at their latent stage; and (c) establishing a robust and dynamic institutional arrangement that handles land and biodiversity related transactions in a transparent and accountable manner.