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ALONG THE SHORES OF THE ITAKA LYA MWITANZIGE. A JOURNEY THAT CONNECTS WOMEN AND RIGHTS IN THE NORTHERN ALBERTINE RIFT, UGANDA

From Bugoma Forest to Bugoma Forest; a closed circuit along the shores of the Itaka Lya Mwitanzige (Lake Albert), crossing the Bugungu ancestral lands occupied by the Murchinson Fall National Park up to Pakwach and down towards the Mahagi territories, finally cruising the lake on a boat back to Hoima district. 550 km to walk […]

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PARTICIPATORY MAPPING OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE

Environmental Defenders have activated and implemented monitoring and reporting from the ground. In its strategy it uses the study of land dynamics through the collection and analysis of geographic-environmental-social data to frame and implement projects addressing ecological justice, starting from a rights-based approach.In particular, participatory mapping with communities is aimed in this context as a […]

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Blood in the forest

Identification of ecologically fragile areas prioritized for forest conservation and restoration in Mambasa and Mongbwalu sectors, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo The landscape of the Mambasa and Mongbwalu sectors are facing an undergoing a gradual decline in dense and secondary forests, triggered by (legal, illegal and unregulated) resource exploitation and their unsustainable use, […]

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Towards a food sovereignty strategy to strengthen food security. A model for Albertine Region

The term food sovereignty, coined with the aim to politicize the food and agricultural debates from below, refers to the right of nations and peoples to control their own food systems, including their won markets, production modes, food cultures and environments. This approach creates wider socio- cultural and ecological synergies by promoting principles of diversity, […]

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New Oil, Same Business? At a Crossroads to Avert Catastrophe in Uganda

FIDH and FHRI undertook this Community-based human rights impact assessment (“Assessment” or “Report”) of the Lake Albert to address the impacts of extractive industries. The Report, which is the result of a long process and implements a community-based Human Rights Impact Assessment methodology, documents a number of human rights violations and abuses resulting from the […]

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OIL-INDUCED LAND COMPENSATION DISPOSSESSION AND WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES IN ALBERTINE GRABEN, UGANDA

In the last thirteen years since the discovery of oil and gas resources in Uganda, numerous developments have taken place to pave way for the development of oil and gas sector which necessitated land acquisition. In response, interventions such as cash compensation, partial land acquisition and resettlement were undertaken. The lacuna for this study is that, there is limited research […]

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SERIOUS BREACHES OF THE DUTY OF VIGILANCE LAW. THE CASE OF TOTAL IN UGANDA

Total’s operations in Uganda involve risks of serious human rights and environmental violations, detailed in the present report. In spite of these risks, Total’s 2018 vigilance plan mentions no specific vigilance measures for the Tilenga and EACOP projects. The vigilance plan thus fails to comply with the duty of vigilance law, as it does not map risks. […]

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DIGGING FOR POWER: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND JUSTICE AMIDST THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ALBERTINE AND KARAMOJA, UGANDA

The research was carried out in the framework of a project aimed at improving access to justice for communities affected by extractive industries, implemented by Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) and its partner organisation in Uganda Advocate for Natural Resources and Development (ANARDE). The research covers two of our implementation areas: the Karamoja sub-region in the […]

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DIGGING DEEP. THE IMPACT OF UGANDA’S LAND RUSH ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Land – its access, control and ownership – lies at the heart of power relationships within Uganda.The struggle for land is deeply intertwined with the struggle for women’s rights. Women’s access to and control over resources and economic decision making is fundamental to the achievement of their rights. Despite some progress, inequality between women and […]

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Land Grabbing and Oil Industry, Implications for Women’s Land Rights and Oil Industry in Uganda

The discovery of oil in any country is met with joy and jubilation for its prospective contribution to development. This is no different for Uganda. The need for land to pave way for oil exploitation and exploration as well as speculative investment has generated a challenge of land acquisition which in this paper I have […]