Widow inheritance
Widow inheritance, also known as bride inheritance, is a type of marriage in which a widow marries a kinsman of her late husband, often his brother.
It can have various forms and functions in different cultures, serving in relative proportions as a social protection for, and control over, the widow and her children. She may have the right to require her late husband's extended family to provide her with a new man, or conversely she might have the obligation to accept the man put forward by the family, with no real prospect of turning him down, if her birth family will not accept her back into their home.
The custom is sometimes justified on the basis that it ensures that the wealth does not leave the patrilineal family. It is also sometimes justified as a protection for the widow and her children.
A form of widow inheritance existed in ancient Judaism, where it is known as levirate marriage (see yibbum). It is known in India. It is common in certain African groups, for example the Luo in Kenya and Uganda around Lake Victoria.

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Widow inheritance, also known as bride inheritance, is a type of marriage in which a widow marries a kinsman of her late husband, often his brother. It can have ...
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What is a widow's inheritance called - Wiki Answers
After that she could inherit a portion of his intestate estate in fee simple. Prior to 1904 a husband could devise the fee to his estate to his widow by his will, and ...
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PLOS ONE: Widow Inheritance and HIV Prevalence in Bondo ...
Widow inheritance is a widespread cultural practice in sub-Saharan Africa that ... HIV prevalence among inherited widows varied depending upon why and by ...
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Transformations in widow inheritance practices: The case of ... - OECD
Transformations in Widow inheritance practices: The case of Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania. Stella Nyanzi (PhD). Law, Gender and Sexuality Research Project, ...
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Widow Inheritance Or Levirate Marriage - Online Nigeria
Widow inheritance Or Levirate Marriage. On the death of a man his widow may become a wife of his brother or other close relative. The new relationship ...
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Widow inheritance and HIV prevalence in Bondo District, Kenya ...
Nov 17, 2010 ... BACKGROUND: Widow inheritance is a widespread cultural practice in sub- Saharan Africa that has been postulated as contributing to risk of ...
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Widow inheritance and HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda.
Trop Doct. 2007 Oct;37(4):229-31. Widow inheritance and HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda. Mabumba ED, Mugyenyi P, Batwala V, Mulogo EM, Mirembe J, Khan FA , ...
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Legal Education with a Purpose: widow inheritance
Mar 24, 2012 ... Widow inheritance is defined as a custom, where a relative of a deceased husband inherits the widow as his wife without contacting any of the ...
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Widow Inheritance among the Maragoli of Western Kenya - Jstor
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Inheritance and Wealth in America
Inheritance and Wealth in America
Robert K. Miller, Stephen J. McNamee, 1998
When a husband made a limited bequest, restricting a widow's inheritance to the duration of her children's minority or her widowhood, it both recognized her ability to run a farm or business and the husband's assumption that her appropriate ...
Kenya, Double Standards: Women's Property Rights Violations in Kenya
Kenya, Double Standards: Women's Property Rights Violations in Kenya
Janet Walsh, LaShawn R. Jefferson, Joseph Saunders, 2003
Wife Inheritance and Ritual Cleansing The customary practices of wife inheritance and ritual cleansing continue in parts of Kenya with some permutations.44 The original practice of wife inheritance (known as ter in the Dholuo language ...
A world of widows
A world of widows
Margaret Cwen, 1996
The book concludes with a summary of widowhood as a human rights issues and an overview of widows themselves organising for change.
Tradition, Culture And Development in Africa: Historical Lessons ...
Tradition, Culture And Development in Africa: Historical Lessons ...
Ambe J Njoh, 2006
Finally, there are the virulent attacks on traditional African inheritance customs. The brunt of these attacks has been leveled on two specific customs, the one having to do with 'wife inheritance' and the other relating to property inheritance.
Gender and Economic Growth in Uganda: Unleashing the Power of Women
Gender and Economic Growth in Uganda: Unleashing the Power of Women
Amanda Ellis, Clare Manuel, Mark Blackden, 2005
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Widow inheritance
Ginger's Blog: Wills, Widow Inheritance and Remarriage - A Male POV
Here is one man’s - Hon Sola Adeyeye - efforts to protect and provide for his wife in the case of death. May wise and loving husbands/bachelors take note and do likewise.
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Ex-Wife or Widow Gets Inheritance | Walnut Creek - East Bay
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Elimu Asilia: Tero Buru and Wife Inheritance.......
Tero Buru and wife inheritance is a culture practice by the Luo community. A married woman in Luo community goes through a very painful moments and is traumatized when the husband passes away.
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Marriage Bill to outlaw Widow inheritance | NTV
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What Is The Status Of A Widow In An Inheritance In Puerto Rico? | Lladó & Marín Law Office
At the time of the demise of one of the spouses, 50% of the property would belong to the surviving spouse (widow) and the other 50% would belong to the...
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Appeal court to rule on widow’s inheritance - News - nation.co.ke
The Court of Appeal is on Friday expected to deliver its judgment in a case challenging a childless widow’s right to inherit her husband’s property.
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Ugandan widow wins compensation after fight | Florida Courier
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UGANDA WIDOW WINS COMPENSATION AFTER LONG FIGHT | BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS
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Widow Inheritance – a Patriarchal world | elspethc
Saying who and where I am for those who would want to know... a diary for myself, friends and family... so much of the world to discover... I hope anyone who reads enjoys.
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