Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, and obligations upon the death of an individual. It has long played an extremely important role in human societies.
Women are frequently denied the right to inherit.
- Steinzor (2003), Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights:Improving Lives in a Changing Time, WID Tech, 
- FAO, IFAT, ILC (2004), Rural Women’s access to Land and Property in Selected countries, pregress towards achieving the aims of the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, Report Gender and Population Division (FAO) ,Technical Advisory Division (IFAD, and International Land Coalition (ILC).
- ICRW (2006), Property Ownership & Inheritance Rights of Women for Social Protection – The South Asia Experience