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Tunisia’s Equal Inheritance Law Could Boost Female Entrepreneurship

Tunisia’s Equal Inheritance Law Could Boost Female Entrepreneurship

A law was proposed by Tunisia’s President, Beji Caid Essebsi, that equal inheritance be available for men and women.

Tunisia would be the first country in the Arab world, according to the article to implement equal inheritance, which would result in financial inclusion for Tunisia women.

Right now, “The inheritance law is a significant barrier for women,” shared Nabila Hamza, co-founder of the Tunisian Association for Democratic Women. “It reduces their economic autonomy. Only 12% [of Tunisian women] own a house and only 14% own land.” 

This law would allow more women to use property as collateral when applying for loans to start a business.