Botswana Women Win Land Inheritance Battle

| October 12, 2012

The Botswana High Court has overturned a customary law which prevented women from inheriting the family home.

The judge ruled that the law contravened the constitution, which guarantees equality for men and women.

Edith Mmusi and her sisters have fought a five-year legal battle after their nephew said he was the rightful owner of their house.

Correspondents say traditions which stop women from inheriting property exist in many African societies. Read More

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