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Lack of land ownership for women makes them vulnerable: The case of Malawi

Despite Section 24 (a) (ii) of the Constitution of Malawi, providing that women have the right to be accorded the same rights as men in civil law including equal capacity to acquire and maintain rights in property, independently or in association … [Read More...]

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Ensuring the Land Laws Work for Widows Affected and Infected by HIV

Posted by: KELIN Kenya  “Research suggests that women who have secure access to ownership and control over land and other assets are better able to avoid relationships that threaten them with HIV, and to manage the impact of AIDS.” This is … [Read More...]

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Good development in the Malawian jurisprudence on disposal of matrimonial property on dissolution of customary law marriage.

KAMPHONI-V- KAMPHONI CASE BRIEF BY MZATI MBEKO The long and short of this case is that fairness and not contribution, determines disposal of matrimonial property on dissolution of customary law marriage. Thus property distribution does not depend … [Read More...]

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Hiding justice through the narrow, legalistic and pedantic version of locus standi: The WLSA-Malawi Property Rights Case.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAWI PRINCIPAL REGISTRY Constitutional Case No. 3 of 2009 Between: The Registered Trustees of the Women & Law (Malawi) Research & Education … [Read More...]

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Engendering Access to Justice: Grassroots Women’s Approaches to Securing Land Rights

Source: UNDP & Huairou Commission Summary: Report presents grassroots women’s approaches to access justice with a focus on land and property rights in Africa. This community empowerment-based research undertaken by the Huairou Commission and … [Read More...]

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