Kwataniza Women Farmers Group (KWG)

 

Country

Uganda

Organization

Kwataniza Women Farmers Group (KWG)

KWG was created in 2006 in western Uganda to improve the socio-economic status of women in Buseruka sub-county and to raise awareness about the need for environmental protection and land rights in the community. In Uganda, cultural attitudes prevent women from being able to own and make decisions over land, and widows are sometimes evicted from their property. Women are particularly vulnerable given the prevalence of oil speculation and land grabbing in the country. KWG also works with youth, people with disabilities and those living with HIV/AIDS.

Project

Oil Justice and Land Rights in Buseruka

Purpose: To promote the natural resource rights of marginalized community members in Buseruka and minimize the impact of oil exploration through education on land rights and environmental protection.

Project Grant Amount $11,500
Total Grants Received $32,900
Years Supported 3
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Youth, Women, Farmers and fisherfolk, People with HIV/AIDS, People with disabilities