Should women have equal inheritance rights?
As Prince William prepares to marry Kate Middleton, the UK government is considering changing the laws on who can inherit the British crown. At present, if Prince William's first child is a girl, she will be by-passed if she has a younger brother. The general feeling in Britain, where The Queen has been on the throne for more than 50 years, is that this is unfair and outdated.
If the law is to be changed, the countries of the Commonwealth,19 of them African, will need to give their consent.
And yet in much of Africa women do not have equal inheritance rights. Under customary law across many African countries, when a man dies, it is his adult sons who are are entitled to his property, at the expense of his daughters .The International Human Rights Law group highlighted that, in Nigeria, customary law has been used to settle at least 80% of land disputes to the disadvantage of women.
Do women have the right to inherit land or titles where you come from? Should they have these rights? Have you been disinherited because you are a woman?
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