The Women’s Property Rights Initiative (WPRI) is focused on equipping women, especially the vulnerable and underserved, with knowledge and skills regarding their rights to property. BarefootLaw Uganda uses a combination of approaches including technology, audio-visual and traditional means to provide legal knowledge and assistance to women, both in rural and urban areas. WPRI is executed in partnership with Kubere Information Centre under WOGUNET and Teso Women Peace Activists (TEWPA).
Women find themselves embroiled in various disputes that are escalated because of their lack of knowledge combined with the lack of a reliable support system. The lack of reliable legal information and free assistance increases vulnerability among women, both in the rural and urban areas. Ignorance, poverty and broken legal systems aggravate the situation.
The Women’s Property Rights Initiative (WPRI) is a BarefootLaw initiative focused on equipping women, especially the vulnerable and underserved, with information regarding their rights. BarefootLaw Uganda uses a combination of approaches including technology, audio-visual and traditional to provide legal knowledge and assistance to women, especially in relation to property rights. The Women Property Rights Initiative creates opportunities for women to gain legal information and knowledge on property rights and will writing in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. Male participation is encouraged so that alternative options for dispute resolution are sought in the family and within existing structures at community level.
This will result in;
- Increased awareness of women to women’s property rights and their enforceability
- Decrease in the abuse of women’s rights
- Enforcement of the law, especially in regard to violation of women’s rights
- Creation of synergies amongst women and property rights organisations
- Increase in channels for the dissemination of supporting legal information;
- Empowerment of women to pursue and enforce their property rights through self-representation;
- An information technology platform through which women and members of the general public can get responses to a range of legal questions and concerns.
- A referral system through which women requiring further assistance on property rights can be assisted.
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