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LAND Protection Association

LAND Protection Association

P.O. Box 29495 Kampala Uganda, Wakiso, UGA, Uganda

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About This is a community based organization founded mostly to fight for the food rights of the vulnerable people in Wakiso District (where people are affected most), due to the proposed great Kampala expansion.
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Mission To sensitize the people to know their rights to food and water as a way to achieve political and economic struggles to win the rights to land, water and food. Without these natural resources, life itself is not possible.
Description The proposed great Kampala expansion, set up a stage for a massive land grabbing; A variety of forms of intimidation are used, which rest on making the victim feel powerless, afraid, worthless and believing that the land grabber can act with impunity to show them that no-one will protect them, because the grabber is ‘more powerful’. Since the perpetrator is rarely made to face justice, the victim usually gives up.
Such abuse is so ‘common’ that it has deeply affected the self-worth of people, who accept it – because it is so rare for a community to stand up and defend them. Land grabbing is predominantly affecting women and children, since most women are employed directly by the land. Also land grabbing is largely thought of as an economic problem, but the social and psychological impact should not be underestimated.
More extreme intimidation, including the threat of violence, and actual violence is used by those most sure of their impunity. Individuals who are especially powerful use the police and state house to intimidate. Also using connections or money, they can have the victims (and those defending them) arrested or killed.
Founded 01/11/2011

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