The legal framework regulating women's right to own land in Uganda. case study of Nebbi district

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Kampala International University,School of Law
In this increasingly globalizing world of emancipation gender and the law, there is need for a holistic approach to the acquisition of knowledge and skills for one to survive the challenges of the historical patriarchal concept of land rights as a reserve for the men This research has been undertaken to make a noble contribution to the cause of women's land rights reform needs considering that rural women in Uganda and those of Nebbi district are majorly illiterate- generally and thus their plight as regards the current land laws are not so favorable, the researcher sought to discover reform needs and make such recommendations in a hope that once and for all, the legislators, academicians, policy makers and any government authorities and agencies will make provisions that clearly spell out women's rights on land as daughters, sisters and mothers, taking in to account the notion; "educate a woman, educate a nation" empower a woman, develop a nation. I have appraised the provisions of the law applicable to women's rights and land as an issue, in belief that upon a deeper understanding of the problem itself from the grassroots level, positive recommendations will thus be adopted by those in relevant, as this researcher has frenetically laboured to gather relevant data so as to give a clear incision into the core issues of women's land rights as a genuine move towards improving the a lot of women at grassroots level hence improving society and the nation at the global level. The researcher is opined that this paper proves a crucial and indispensable tool to the local authorities, legislators and students of women's land rights. Much obliged!
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Laws of Kampala International University
legal framework, women's right, Land, Uganda