H.Con.Res. 421 (107th): Recognizing the importance of inheritance rights of women in Africa.

Jun 18, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Eva Clayton
Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district
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Jun 18, 2002
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This resolution was introduced on June 18, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 18, 2002
Referred to Committee Jun 18, 2002

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90 cosponsors (74D, 16R) (show)

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Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) greater attention should be paid to the negative impact on economic development of the denial of inheritance rights to women, particularly in Africa;
(2) programs that focus on ensuring secure inheritance rights to widows and orphans of HIV/AIDS should be considered;
(3) ensuring secure inheritance rights for women should be included in strategies addressing violence against women;
(4) the rights of widows and other female heads of households to inherit land and property should be included in the priorities of reconstruction;
(5) the Secretary of State should examine the issue of women's inheritance rights in Africa in the State Department's annual human rights report;
(6) the U.S. Agency for International Development should consider conducting a study of African countries to document the effect of the denial of women's inheritance rights on economic development; and
(7) the Annual Day of Acton on Women's Inheritance Rights should be acknowledged and supported.

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