This guideline provides Contracting Parties, the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and other pertinent organisations with a series of key operational and practical entry points to enhance the mainstreaming of gender equality in the convention.
In eastern Uganda, where land is governed by a customary land tenure system, women experience violence when claiming land rights. Trocaire is working with the Land Equity Movement of Uganda (LEMU) and Soroti Catholic Diocese Integrated Development Organization (SOCADIDO) to respond to these challenges.
This briefing note summarises Keren Massey’s dissertation for a Master’s degree from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which examines whether women are exposed to humiliation, violence and rape as a result of inadequate toilet facilities and its scope and impact in order to inform future policy and programming.
Research to establish baseline data on the quality of change in the livelihoods of communities near oil exploitations in Uganda. Findings indicate that if gender relations remain, women benefit less than men from oil exploitation. Additionally, the report documents linkages between oil exploitation and increased gender-based violence (GBV).
Document that aims to demonstrate the impact of land acquisition on women’s rights, as well as explore how the deeply entrenched unequal gender relations and discriminatory social norms – present in Uganda as in every other country in the world – result in significant gaps in Ugandan land laws. Gender-based violence (GBV) is identified as …
Highlighting examples from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, this CNN article recounts examples from IUCN’s study Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality on how increasing destruction of the environment and diminishing natural resources fuels a rise in violence against women.
15 March 2017 Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) is an expansive program that engages 16 countries and focuses on increasing food and water security and climate resilience. IUCN GGO, in its capacity as a technical adviser, in collaboration with the IUCN Uganda Country Office, is providing support to SRJS partners in Uganda to develop and …
Trees for Global Benefit (TGB), an initiative of the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), is a cooperative community carbon offset scheme developed to enable poverty reduction through effective management and protection of forestry ecosystems on which local people depend. TGB seeks to reduce unsustainable exploitation of forest resources and the decline of ecosystem quality, while diversifying and increasing incomes for rural farm families. This is most often achieved through Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), decreasing unsustainable pressure on natural resources, reducing CO2 emissions, and building community resiliency. Small-scale landholders in rural areas have been involved in tree planting activities since TGB’s inception in 2002.