Women and Land Inheritance
In my community most families do not allow women to inherit land. To them land is man's business where women are restricted from demanding to own a piece of father's land. Land inheritance has become man's right and women have decided to mute on this matter of fear of being cursed. The society assumes that the women automatically inherits her husband's land once is married. Few people who have started seeing the importance of allowing women to inherit their land. I think men need to be liberated from this notion of denying their sisters and daughters the right of inheriting land and other family assets. Woman is regarded as a property of the husband! 1. In your community are women allowed to inherit land and other family assets? 2. What does the law in your country states on land inheritance? 3. What need to be done to allow more women to inherit their father's land? 4. How does disinheriting women land affects negatively women economically?