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Lawyers 4 Framers

We enable farmers in Uganda to navigate the complexities of the law so that they can start, structure and manage their farm businesses for increaed productivity and profitability



Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Generalist Legal Services, Women's Rights

Lawyers 4 Farmers (L4F) is a social justice enterprise for farmer’s rights discourse and legal initiatives. We are a group of women lawyers and social activists committed to informing, educating and empowering farmers on their legal rights cutting across all livelihood areas and economic empowerment. L4F offers public interest litigation services, conducts legal awareness trainings, and engages in policy level interventions, and public campaigns in order to benefit farmers with a focus on women’s access to justice.
At L4F, we believe that there needs to be a change in the status quo with; consistent increased government spending on agriculture, capacity building of small scale subsistence farmers to prepare them for commercial farming, financial institutions and insurance company support to farmers, trusted government agricultural institutions and a removal of legal barriers especially around land use that affect progress for women.
We are driven by the vision of a world where farmers, in particular women, earn with dignity and generate wealth and value for their households. We work across religious and social divides to enable farmers start, structure and manage their farm businesses for increased productivity and long term profitability.

Objective: Under the overarching theme of access to justice for farmers our objectives are;
-To enable farmers to navigate the complexities of the law
-To ensure the rights of farmers are protected by providing legal counsel, legal representation and innovative legal strategies on rights awareness
-To ensure that no discriminatory laws are passed against smallholder farmers by initiating public interest litigation and policy level interventions.

People Associated With This Organization

Hellen Mukasa

Uganda  
Lawyers 4 Framers
Joined February 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Women's Rights
Hellen is a skilled lawyer, innovator, and social justice entrepreneur with 8 years of practice in Uganda. She earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, and a Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala. As co-founder and Executive Director of Lawyers 4 Farmers, Hellen leads the team in implementation of its objectives whilst maintaining focus on delivery, both in terms of the mission, commitments and quality. She takes responsibility for the development and continued motivation of the team, fundraising activities as well as effective engagement with partners and stakeholders. Hellen enjoys focusing on areas of access to justice, inclusion of women, and youth, and Sustainable Development Goal 16 to ensure peace, justice and strong institutions. She believes that significant change can only be created by an ecosystem of different players and by joining this network, she will be connected to them.
Hellen Mukasa is the network champion (main point of contact) for Lawyers 4 Framers.

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