Doo Aphane at the Ecumenical Women Advocacy Dinner on March 3, 2009

Doo Aphane at the Ecumenical Women Advocacy Dinner on March 3, 2009

Quoted from IRIN Africa:

MBABANE, 9 February 2009 (IRIN) – A groundbreaking legal action in Swaziland’s High Court is testing the new Constitution and its recognition of equal rights for women.

Although the Constitution recognizes the equality of women, in practice much legislation remains unchanged and discriminatory.

Mary-Joyce Doo Aphane, an attorney, filed the lawsuit to compel government to overturn Section 16 (3) of the Deeds of Registry Act, which forbids women to register property in their own names.

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