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STRENGHTENING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON WOMEN, PROPERTY AND INHERITANCE RIGHTS IN THE CONTEXT OF HIV/AIDS IN ZIMBABWE

On the 16th of March 2013, over three million Zimbabweans voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting the draft constitution. This constitution was signed into law by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe on the 22nd of May 20131. Among the … [Read More...]

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Till death do us part : Marriage, HIV/AIDS & the Law in Zimbabwe

 Putting HIV/AIDS and marriage into context: What is the problem? The first AIDS case in Zimbabwe was identified in 1985. While initially HIV/ AIDS was not taken seriously, as its impact began to be felt, many initiatives on prevention, care … [Read More...]

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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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