Egyptian Parliament finally awards Women Inheritance Rights by Law

After over a year’s process on amending the 1943 Inheritance law, the Egyptian Parliament passed a law guaranteeing women’s right to inheritance on the 5th December 2017.[1] Women have for long been deprived of the right to inheritance due to patriarchal cultural norms and traditions, especially in the Upper Egypt. Gender Concerns appraises the country’s new legislative measure as a step towards realizing the ‘Egyptian Woman 2030” strategy and the UN SDGs.

[1] Ayah Aman, ‘Egyptian Women Get Inheritance Rights’ (Al-Monitor, 12th Dec 2017), accessed 14th Dec 2017