Women’s property rights as an AIDS response, lessons from community interventions in Africa

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Anna Knox, Aslihan Kes, Noni Milici, Nata Duvvury, Charlotte Johnson Welch, Elizabeth Nicoletti, Hema Swaminathan, Nandita Bhatla, Swati Chakraborty

Women in many countries are far less likely than men to own property and assets – key tools to gaining economic security and earning higher incomes. Though laws to protect women’s property rights exist in most countries, gender and cultural constraints can prevent women from owning or inheriting property. In this series, ICRW suggests practical steps to promote, protect and fulfill women’s property rights.

Other publications in this series:
Women’s Property Rights as an AIDS Response, Emerging Efforts in South Asia

Women’s Property Rights, HIV and AIDS, and Violence in South Africa and Uganda: Preliminary Findings

Learning How to Better Promote, Protect and Fulfill Women’s Property Rights

Mending the Gap Between Law and Practice, Organizational Approaches for Women’s Property Rights

Connecting Rights to Reality: A Progressive Framework of Core Legal Protections for Women’s Property Rights