Gaza women denied inheritance rights
The majority of women inÂ GazaÂ are being denied theirÂ inheritance rights, a survey by aGaza-based women’s rights advocacy group has found.
From our Â “Islam elevates women” series:
The Women’s Affairs Center (WAC) study, Women and Inheritance, found 88 percent of those surveyed claimed to have been denied their inheritance. Around two thirds of those interviewed said they would not request aid to restore their legal rights.
Details of the study were published last week, ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday, in an attempt to highlight one of the most complicated issues facing Palestinian women.
“You can say it’s a matter of culture more than religion,” Diab Zayed, programs officer at the Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) told TheÂ Media Line, noting that the problem exists in the West Bank as well asÂ Gaza. More>>
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