Women’s rights in the oil sector go beyond land rights- Activist tells government

In an article published in the Newvision the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Mary Karooro Okurut was concerned that there is a total disregard of women in the compensation process for land identified for roads, drillings sites and the oil refinery in the Albertine Graben.

However, Betty Akol the Assistant Projects Officer of Global Rights Alert is of the view that the government can do more than address the cultural and social issues like land rights that affect women in the oil region. Akol believes that the government should ensure women receive a fair share of the employment opportunities in Uganda’s oil and gas sector.

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