Protecting Women’s Land Rights under Customary Tenure in Northern Uganda ‘Comparisons between CCOs and Land Titles’

Titling and CCOs are both possible pathways to protecting women’s land rights in northern Uganda. This paper uses CCO and land titles applications data and Key informant interviews to attempt to argue the viability of either pathway in protecting women’s land rights. Preliminary indications are that CCOs are more inclusive to women than titles on account of the manner in which the application process is implemented. The process is more often than not results in higher numbers of women getting enrolled. However, questions remain on the person attributes of the women that actually get included and also on how the decision to include these women is made.



Location within country:

Lira, Gulu, Kole, Amuru, Apac, Oyam