Denying women their right to inheritance is a problem that has been ongoing in some parts of Egypt for too long. The chances of disallowing women their inheritance increase when this includes agricultural land, which rural areas in Egypt perceive as the “domain of men.” Using mixed methods, this research analyzes the impact of obtaining inheritances on the lives of women and their families and explores the activities that are most influential in increasing women’s chances of attaining their inheritances. The research finds that gender equality and empowerment in matters of inheritance lead to measurable improvements in women’s lives, as well as their families’ economic well-being, health, and educational conditions, and allow a bigger role for women in decision making on household and community levels.
Khodary, Y. (2018). What Difference Can It Make? Assessing the impact of gender equality and empowerment in matters of inheritance in Egypt. The Journal of the Middle East and Africa, vol. 9, issue 2, p.p 173-193.