Bringing Equality Home: Promoting and Protecting the Inheritance Rights of Women: A survey of Law and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report documents the tragic reality that under both statutory and customary law, the overwhelming majority of women in Sub-Saharan Africa (including Nigeria and Senegal) – regardless of their marital status- cannot own or inherit land, housing and other property in their own rights. Instead, in respect of access to land and housing, women are made entirely dependent on their relationship to a male.

Publisher and location: 
Center for Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)