Report

The Kampala Convention - Make it work for women

Published 10. Dec 2015
December 2015 marks the third Anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention, the groundbreaking treaty that obliges African governments to protect the rights of people who are forced to flee their homes by armed conflict, violence, human rights violations and natural disasters.

This report makes recommendations on how to improve this protection for displaced women and girls, with a focus on housing, land and property rights. It offers four ways that governments can meet their obligations for displaced women by enforcing existing national laws and implementing legal reforms to comply with the convention.