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Women's ESC Rights

GI-ESCR first partnered with the Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) to draft a parallel report addressing Kenya’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report addressed discrimination against women in the areas of housing as well as access to, control over and the use of land and other productive resources.  The Human Rights Committee in its Concluding Observations asked that the State of Kenya “guarantee equality between men and women in the devolution and succession of property after the death of a spouse” and that it “enact legislation reforming its matrimonial property law.”