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INVITATION TO ATTEND A DIALOGUE MEETING TO CHECK THE RESPONSIVENESS OF DISTRICT PLANS TO GENDER AND WOMEN LAND RIGHTS.

Uganda Land Alliance is a membership consortium of national, regional and international civil society organizations and individuals that that was established in 1995 to  lobby  and advocate for fair land laws and policies that address land rights of the poor and the vulnerable groups and individuals in Uganda.

ULA working closely with MLHUD and other line ministries of government of Uganda have implemented several interventions in the past. However, the rights of women to own, access or control of land continues to be violated. Repercussions of this are manifested in form of poverty and discrimination continues to rise. In review of the previous as well as running interventions, especially with ULA's employment of Gender responsive tool-the Gender Evaluation Criteria in 2012, there is sufficient evidence that weak policies coupled with poor policy implementation, lack of good will, ignorance of the law, corrupt tendencies partly explains the slow process mad.

The levels of participation of women in the land management processes have predominantly remained low. Women and Men's participation in the land management processes need to be envisaged in the qualitative participation and contribution in the decision making processes rather than the quantitative assignment of mere numbers for representation.

Uganda land Alliance has organized a one day dialogue meeting to be held in Kampala on the 27th August 2015 at Forest Cottages starting at 9.00am, to check responsiveness of District Plans to gender and women land rights and strengthen collaboration between the district leaders and ULA. The dialogue will also enable ULA and the district leadership to identify roles of different stakeholders and establish the key strategies for improving women's land rights in the district.