“Property Rights in West Africa: Unveiling the Visions of Women”

This article argues that African women suffer double deprivation in traditional West African societies. They inherit land and property rights from neither their fathers nor husbands. Although some African customs and much colonial influence alleviate some gender-based violence against women and give widows’ land rights even so, many African widows suffer unjustly in Nigeria, Senegal and Togo, West Africa.
Umeh Marie
Publisher and location: 
Gender and Land Compendium of Country Studies, Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations