This course addresses the issues of Gender, matrimonial regimes, liberalities and successions. The module has two units.   The first unit gives the historical backdrop to the laws of successions in this country, namely customary law and written law. It also examines the link between marriages and successions. The course furthermore deals with the link between matrimonial regimes, liberalities and gender issues. The second unit deals with the relationship between gender and law and to the legal concept of equal opportunity in relation to gender. It helps students to understand gender bias in its various forms and the role of law in addressing such bias. The course will analyze laws geared to allow gender equality and the law relating to discrimination and Gender issues in the Rwandan legal and judicial system; and domestic violence. Therefore, a student at the end of this course is expected to understand the notion of gender especially in regard to the principle of equality and the promotion of the human rights of women.