Participants take notes during Inherit Your Rights training
Inherit Your Rights seeks to educate, empower and represent individuals in the developing world
concerning their property and inheritance rights.

Inherit Your Rights is based in Arusha, Tanzania and works towards educating, empowering and representing disadvantaged individuals in the region. While founded to help widows who were left in incredibly desperate circumstances after the death of their husbands we also carry out training with children and general women’s groups. We seek to help the community by providing training sessions on legal rights, empowering women through micro-finance projects and sponsoring local Tanzanians through law school as part of our legal fellowship program.

In rural Tanzania, widows are extremely vulnerable to abuse: under customary law, when a man dies, his wife inherits nothing, unless she is childless and there are no other living relatives. 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 the family land. These women, alone and with no means of supporting themselves or their children, need both legal representation and practical assistance.

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  • June 2nd: Human Rights Training starts with students from Jobortunity Jobortunity is a training institute located in Arusha, Tanzania. It offers Tanzanian youth an opportunity to get and keep a job. The students acquire the necessary skills to work in ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:54 AM by I Yr
  • New Training starts in Moshono with 35 widows, orphans and women Land right issues were the subject of debate amongst widows, orphans and youth at the International Evangelism Church in Moshono. Group work and discussions made for lively interaction with the ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:50 AM by I Yr
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