Widowhood and Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS Related Shocks Exploring Resilience Avenues

"This study explored the contexts under which violation of the inheritance and property rights of widows and orphans occurs and resilience avenues for safeguarding these rights. Protecting vulnerable individuals and groups in society is both a moral imperative as well as an important component in poverty reduction. Using the resilience framework, an analysis was made of the assets, capabilities and activities of widows as well as transforming structures and processes that enabled women to secure their inheritance and property rights following the death of their husbands. "