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Challenges and Opportunities for Women’s Land Rights in Post- Conflict Northern Uganda

Fredrick Immanuel Kindi ()
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Fredrick Immanuel Kindi: Makerere University

No 26, Research Working Papers from MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict

Abstract: Since the late 1980s to 2006, the northern region of Uganda underwent an armed conflict between the government of Uganda and the rebel group led by Joseph Kony. The conflict displaced virtually the entire population in the region, and by 1990 people were living in Internally Displaced peoples’ camps. As the war winds up, many people have left the camps returning to their former villages. The journey back home has not been easy, however. For women in particular, many are facing a lot of challenges especially related to access, ownership and use of land. Using data that was qualitatively gathered in two IDP camps in Gulu district, northern Uganda, the paper examines these challenges. It argues however that despite the challenges, opportunities do exist that can be exploited, if there is commitment by various stakeholders, to ensure that women access, own and use land in the return process.

Keywords: armed conflict; women; land rights; IDPs; reconstruction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2010
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