Rebuilding livelihoods in rural Uganda

 Help a woman rebuild her life

Across Uganda, rural women are being forcefully evicted from their land. Their homes burnt to the ground. Their rights violated. 

As large-scale farming take over the landscape, the impact on women and girls is profoundly devastating, heightening rates of physical, psychological and economic violence before, during and after evictions. 

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Land is a vital resource for women’s livelihoods

Three-quarters of Ugandan women earn their living as subsistence farmers, depending on the land to provide for their families. When women are forcefully evicted from their land, they are robbed of their livelihoods and their right to food.

Womankind is working with a vibrant women’s movement in Uganda to bring together rural women who have been affected by violence and discrimination. They are fighting for their right to land to be recognised, respected and upheld. Will you stand with them?



Patience and her children outside their temporary home in an internal displacement camp, Uganda

Patience's story 

In just one day Patience's life was torn apart as she watched her home burn to the ground to make way for a sugar factory. Now living in an Internal Displacement Camp with her six children, Patience is unsure of what her future holds.

"When we came to this camp I slept outside on the floor with my children for a week. Life was the worst it had ever been. There is a big lack of food. We get malaria. I don't feel safe going to collect water but I have no choice. I live in fear for me and my children."


Amplifying women's voices

Womankind is working with two grassroots women’s organisations in Uganda, National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) and National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD), to give women like Patience and Grace a fighting chance of rebuilding their lives.


£30 could train one woman to become an ambassador for women’s rights equipping her with the knowledge and skills to campaign for equal land rights in her community

could set up a new women’s group, providing up to 20 women with a safe place to share their stories and support each other

 could establish a Village Savings and Loan Association giving up to 20 women the chance to save for the first time, and borrow money to invest in setting up a small business

£450 could pay to produce and broadcast a radio programme amplifying women’s voices and the issues they face

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Read Patience's story here >

Read Grace's story here > 

* We have changed Patience and Grace's names to protect them and their families.