Women’s rights to property upon divorce must be legally protected

matrimonial property

Myriad cultural, social, and institutional barriers hinder women’s access to justice and a fair share of matrimonial property.

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What you need to know:

  • The truth about our culture is that, once the woman gets out, she loses everything.
  • In most cases, the elders enable the woman to remove her personal belongings from the home.

 In most cases where the husband holds all the power in the marriage, it could be futile for the wife to insist on having her name on the matrimonial property.

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