Women’s property rights are critical for achieving poverty reduction and gender equality, yet efforts to secure them are often compromised by many challenges, including a lack of data for identifying programming gaps and progress. Few organizations that aim to secure women’s property rights collect the necessary information to understand the context in which they are working, how effectively they execute their activities, who their program is reaching and what impacts they are having on participants and the community.
Created in 2002, the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is the first of its kind to end impunity and promote justice through programs that assist survivors of atrocities return to a dignified and productive life within their communities.
Ellen Weiss, Stella Mukasa, Mary Ellsberg, Naeemah Abrahams, Shanaaz Mathews, Lori Michau, Jean Kemitare, and Margo Young 2012
By David Snyder
After learning about her property rights, Hafswa Nabanjja is compensated for being forced off land she had farmed for decades.
LUWERO DISTRICT, Uganda - As a poor woman in Uganda's Luwero District, Hafswa Nabanjja's land dispute could have had any of 100 different endings - none of them beneficial to her. Looking back, she still remembers the day a new landowner appeared at her door with news she and her husband could not believe.
"The landowner sold the entire land," Hafswa says.
ICRW is working with The AIDS Support Organization of Uganda (TASO) and the National Agricultural Research Organization of Uganda (NARO) to improve food security and nutrition of AIDS-affected households in rural Uganda. The project, "Transcending Boundaries to Improve the Food Security of AIDS-affected Households in Rural Uganda," is addressing the complexities of food insecurity and HIV/AIDS by forging partnerships across sectors - including institutions with expertise in agriculture, nutrition, gender and HIV/AIDS - at the district, community and local levels.