Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi marked Women's Day in Tunisia with a speech in which he pledged to refer a law introducing equal inheritance rights for men and women to parliament in the near future.
Currently, under the sharia or Islamic law as applied in Tunisia male heirs receive double the assets given to females of the same level of kinship, Deutsche Welle reports.
President Promises Inheritance Equality to Women
Deutsche Welle, 13 August 2018
Tunisian President Essebsi has vowed to soon submit a bill to parliament giving women and men equal inheritance rights. The country has long been seen as a pioneer for women's… Read more »
Ennahdha Says Presidential Initiative to Uphold Equal Inheritance Is Starting Point for a Dialogue Demanded By Party
Tunis Afrique Presse, 14 August 2018
"The presidential initiative to uphold the equal inheritance is the starting point for a dialogue that the Ennahdha movement has already called for in order to bring the views… Read more »
Will Weekend's March for Equal Inheritance Propel Historic First in Tunisia?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 9 March 2018
Thousands of women in Tunisia are expected to take to the streets on Saturday demanding equal inheritance rights with men - a subject so taboo that it is rarely even debated in the… Read more »
Is Women's Inheritance Next On Reformist Tunisia's Rights Agenda?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 25 January 2018
Women in Tunisia may be able to pass their family name on to their children and have equal inheritance with men if proposals, due to be finalised in February, are adopted in a… Read more »
The government has announced a package of social reforms aimed at improving care for the needy and increasing access to health care following a wave of anti-austerity protests. Read more »
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