LWOB working in collaboration with RWN, Rwanda Women’s Rights Network has implemented the “WORTHWHILE” program model: Womens Rights To Have Worth, Homes and Inherit Land and Estates in Rwanda. The program, launched in 2008 in Kigali, involves work on mechanisms and field study designed to balance and integrate customary practices with existing law in the field of inheritance and succession rights.
LWOB’s has overseen research on this topic in Rwanda since 2006 with Shearman & Sterling, LLP. LWOB is engaged on the same topic with the New York and London offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, LLP in Mozambique. Other firms which have supported LWOB’s work in the field of Inheritance Rights with research include White & Case, LLP (Uganda) and McDermott Will & Emery, LLP (Tanzania and Kenya) and Jones Day LLP (Namibia). [2008-2010]
Postscript: This work is ongoing and currently 2008 research is in the process of being updated by the firms mentioned in this article, to incorporate newly passed laws in the regions first researched in 2006-2008.