Unveiling Gender, Land and Property Rights in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda


Rugadya, Margaret A. 2008. "Unveiling Gender, Land and Property Rights in Postconflict Northern Uganda." Associates Research Occasional Paper 4, Associates Research Uganda, Kampala.

Author: Margaret A. Rugadya


"This paper is a product of extensive literature review and the findings of various research undertakings in which I have worked as a Researcher for a number of clients, but more specifically TROCAIRE Uganda -2008, Alert International – Uganda 2008 and World Bank – in a series of studies from 2006-2008. The paper reviews, key gender issues that need to be addressed in relation to IDP return and the resumption of livelihoods, but specifically singles gender issues as they present themselves in the recovery of northern Uganda. In the first part, the key issues on gender and tenure security in northern Uganda are defined, the second part articulates how land administration and management is affected and shows the inadequacies in policy and law, in addressing gender and land in post conflict. The conclusion is drawn that the root causes of vulnerability that ultimately lead to livelihood insecurity revolve around; tenure and property rights; rights administration and management; policy and legal framework, therefore re-establishing an enduring property rights regime in land, requires addressing three inter-related issues. 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" (Rugadya 2008).

Topics: Displacement & Migration, IDPs, Conflict, Gender, Land Tenure, Livelihoods, Post-Conflict, Rights, Land Rights Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Uganda

Year: 2008

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