Asha – Race Equality Story

Asha is a widowed mother of four. During her marriage, she managed to obtain a number of properties in Dar es Salaam, including a land plot. After her husband’s death, his relatives denied her the right to inherit the property, arguing she had no claim.

Asha received human rights education from EfG and learned that traditional marriages such as hers are legally recognized and that her children had the right to inherit their late father’s property.

Because of this knowledge, she started to claim her rights and those of her children to inherit the property.

“I went to my late husband’s village and met with his relatives. I read to them the booklet on the law of marriage and inheritance in Tanzania that I obtained from EfG.”

Asha was successful in retrieving back her land and a plot certificate is being processed.

“The education on marriage and inheritance that I obtained from EfG has helped me to get back my land that was lost for seven (7) years.”

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