Many legal systems around the world fail to protect property rights equally for men and women, leaving women dependent upon their husbands or male relatives to provide housing and land on which to subsist. Women's limited access to property becomes especially damaging in post-conflict situations, when women displaced by war try to return to their homes and often find that they have lost any legal access to their former property.
Sharanya S. Mohan,
The Battle After the War: Gender Discrimination in Property Rights and Post-Conflict Property Restitution,
Yale J. Int'l L.
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