An example of how women and girls are denied inheritance rights

Sibongile, from Swaziland, lost her home and possessions as a result of gender discrimination and poverty. When her husband died of AIDS, his family forced her and her children out of their house. After struggling to survive, she found a job as an AIDS activist and now works to secure the equal rights of women and children in her country.

Special thanks to the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa for providing this story.

Sibongile’s story