Illegal Property Seizure

IJM Gulu: The Beginning of Justice for Catherine

GULU, UGANDA – When IJM Gulu met Catherine in late 2012, her family of two children and four grandchildren was only eating one meal a day. It looked like her grandchildren were going to need to drop out of school, because she had no idea how she could keep paying their small school fees. She was desperate for help.

A Life Displaced by Violence, Replaced with Uncertainty 

Uganda: 5 Convictions in One Month - A 'Sea Change' for Vulnerable Communities

KAMPALA, UGANDA – This April, five criminals were convicted in Ugandan courts for stealing land and homes from vulnerable orphans. IJM Uganda worked closely with local police and prosecutors, and now 12 orphans have had their rights to land restored. Several are now adults with their own families.

IJM has beeng helping widows and orphans in Uganda since 2008, but seeing this many strong verdicts in one month is "unprecedented," according to Field Office Director Jesse Rudy, who added that the importance of each conviction "cannot be overstated."

Ugandan Man Re-Arrested, IJM Gulu's First Case Continues: "Now she knows she is not alone."

GULU, UGANDA — Late last week, IJM and Gulu police worked to re-arrest a Ugandan man accused of stealing the home of his widowed sister-in-law—and threatening to kill her if she ever returned. He has been officially charged and will face trial for these acts of violence in the coming months.