Focus on Land in Africa: Mali Lesson Brief, Women, Inheritance, and Islam

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This lesson brief discusses the stratutory, customary, and religious frameworks governing women's rights to land in Mali and offers suggestions as to how these rights might be strenghtened.  It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Right online educational tool. In Mali, women's rights to land are limited by statutory, customary, and religious law. Under customary law, women typically access land through their husbands or other male relatives.

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Date of publication
January 2011

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