Consultancy to conduct situation analysis on the status of Inheritance Law and the Law of marriage Act in relation to women and girls right to inheritance.
Tanzania’s inheritance laws are in urgent need of reform. The current Tanzanian law regime recognizes the application of customary laws, a predominant system of intestate succession in Tanzania which limit women’s inheritance on the basis of their gender. Under customary law, a widow is generally denied inheritance altogether: Her share is to be cared for by her children, just as she cared for them. Under most of the existing customary laws in Tanzania daughters inherit the smallest share with attached restrictions. As such, the Tanzania’s inheritance law regime violates women’s fundamental rights to equality, property (in particular, land), an adequate standard of living, family, and dignity under the Tanzanian Constitution and binding international conventions. This situation justifies the need for reform outdated inheritance laws, which has been widely recognized for a long time now.
WiLDAF under the support from Legal Service Facility (LSF) is implementing a project titled “HAKIMIRATHI which among others seeks to increase protection of women’s right to property (in particular land) through inheritance. WiLDAF intends to conduct Data Driven Advocacy to engage with law and policy makers and influence reform of the laws that deny women of their right to own and access property (in particular, land) through inheritance.
In that regard, WiLDAF is now seeking for an individual to provide consultancy services to conduct situation analysis on the status of Inheritance Law and the Law of marriage Act in relation to women and girls right to inheritance under HAKIMIRATHI Project. WiLDAF is inviting a qualified consultant to apply for this assignment to conduct situation analysis on the status of Inheritance Law and the Law of marriage Act in relation to women and girls right to inheritance.
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