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Lubigi Wetland Evictions: The Impact on Women and Children

June 14, 2024      

In a recent crackdown by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), over 1,000 people were evicted from the Lubigi wetland in Wakiso District. This operation has left many families, including women and children, homeless and vulnerable. The evictions aim to address environmental degradation but have significant social repercussions.

Women and Children: The Most Affected

The eviction has disproportionately affected women and children. With the loss of homes, many families are left without shelter, exacerbating their already precarious living conditions. For instance, elderly women like Ms. Hadijah Najjemba, who had settled in the area since 1941, now face homelessness. Her health condition, coupled with the responsibility of caring for her grandchildren, underscores the dire need for immediate support and shelter.

Embodying WLEDE’s Values

The Women Leadership and Development Empowerment (WLEDE) organization stands for empowering women and fostering community resilience. This situation calls for a collective effort to embody WLEDE’s values:

  • Advocacy for Women and Children: Advocate for the rights of displaced women and children to ensure they receive adequate support and protection during this transition.
  • Resource Mobilization: Mobilize resources to provide immediate relief, including temporary shelter, food, and healthcare services for the affected families.
  • Community Empowerment: Empower the displaced individuals through training and support programs, helping them rebuild their lives and regain their dignity.

A Call for Collaborative Action

As we move forward, it is crucial for us to provide holistic support to the displaced families. By working together, we can address both the environmental and social challenges, ensuring that the most vulnerable are not left behind.

We invite anyone who can provide assistance and relief to reach out to WLEDE. Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by this crisis. Please contact us through our website ww.wlede.org to offer your support and help these families rebuild their futures.

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