To advocate for land and property inheritance rights among women who use drugs.

Land and property Inheritance patterns in Kenya are connected to a society’s kinship organization, social structure, and ideas about freedom, wealth, and equality. Lack of equity in the distribution of inheritance often reflects existing social inequities, leaving those denied equal inheritance not only poorer than other family members or destitute, but also with fewer rights to decision-making within the family and community. It is therefore considered both an economic and a social justice issue. To address this issue, the constitution of Kenya and the Matrimonial Property Act 2013 gives both men and women equal rights to own property in Kenya. Despite the matrimonial property act giving women the capacity to register their property, the majority of women struggle to get their property as they are not aware that they should be registered as owners. Neither are they aware of the provisions provided for them by the law. This is even worse for women who use drugs who face exclusion, stigma and discrimination by family’s member due to long absence from home, mental health issues and disordered life. Many times, women who use drugs are disinherited of their land and property by relatives.

What will Women Nest Do?

  1. Educate women who use drugs on the land and property inheritance laws in Kenya.
  2. Facilitate women who use drugs get legal documents such as national identification card, birth certificates, tax PIN required for litigation.
  3. Facilitate women who use drugs access to justice through available pro bono legal services such as Federation of women lawyers.

What Women Nest aims to achieve….

  1. Women who use drugs aware of their land and property inheritance rights.
  2. Women who use drugs fight for their land and property inheritance rights in the family.
  3. Reduction in poverty among women who use drugs since they can use the land as a resource.

See More

Advocacy for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for women who use drugs

Know More

Sexual and reproductive health and rights education for women who use drugs

Know More

Addressing gender based violence among women who use drugs

Know More

Sustainable livelihood interventions of women who use drugs

Know More

Promotive and preventive health services for adolescent girls at risk of drug use

Know More

To conduct research on women, drugs use and policy in Kenya

Know More

To advocate for land and property inheritance rights among women who use drugs.

Know More