The Problems of Displaced and Returnee Women faced with Current Land Tenure Policies in Burundi

February 1998
Sabine Sabimbona (UNIFEM)

Examines the situation of ongoing crisis in Burundi, the socio-economic characteristics of displaced and refugee women, numbers of displaced and returnee women, and the state of inheritance. Concludes that customary inheritance law should follow the same evolution as civil law and recognise the right of daughters to inherit property in the same way as brothers.