Inherit Your Rights

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About Us

Inherit Your Rights (IYR) aims to educate, empower, and represent widows in Tanzania concerning their property rights. In rural Tanzania, widows are extremely vulnerable to abuse, as under customary law, when a man dies, his wife inherits nothing. The man’s children are his rightful heirs. However, if the children are too young to assert their rights, the man’s family often takes advantage of the situation, and expels the widow and her children from their land. These women, alone and with no means of supporting themselves or their children, need both legal representation and practical assistance. IYR is dedicated to helping these women.

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