Using the Law to Secure Women's Rights to Housing and Security of Tenure: A Brief Examination of Some Key Aspects of Family and Customary Law and Domestic Violence Legislation

Using the Law to Secure Women's Rights to Housing and Security of Tenure: A Brief Examination of Some Key Aspects of Family and Customary Law and Domestic Violence Legislation

This report is the result of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) request to Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) to examine how current laws regulating the granting of a divorce and division of property on divorce, including the provisions of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, can be used to secure women's rights to property and housing. TLAC had also been requested to examine the manner in which customary laws impact on women's rights to own property and to examine how the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act could be used more effectively to protect these rights.

 

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Liesl Gerntholtz
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Liesl Gerntholtz is the Chief Programme Officer of The Little Market. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts - BA English Language and Literature/Letters and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Nondumiso Nsibande
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Nondumiso Nsibande is the Executive Director of Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre to End Violence Against Women.

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