Uganda: The Fight for Women’s Land Rights

Uganda: The Fight for Women’s Land Rights

“In 2001, after the death of her husband, and her son shortly afterwards, Helen Kongai was left with no money and the threat of losing her land – the land on which she had long lived and farmed. But while Ugandan culture dictates that a husband’s family take back any land after he dies, Helen fought successfully to keep it.

“Now, at the age of 50 and a successful farmer, Helen runs a residential training centre from which she has trained thousands in sustainable organic agriculture and offers gender studies lessons in an attempt to bridge the gap between men and women, overcome customary discriminatory practices, and help women gain equal access to land…”

See also:

Send a Cow: Supporting African families out of poverty

Helen Kongai – Ugandan Farmer: How small scale agriculture transforms the lives of women in Uganda

Recognizing the African woman farmer