The Rural Widow's Survival, Independence and Empowerment, Kelly Ngyah
Kelly Ngyah

The Rural Widow's Survival, Independence and Empowerment

69 printed pages
Reflecting global development and gender equality needs for women’s empowerment at all levels, customary practices in localities still remain a major hurdle. Meanwhile public authorities stay adamant to effect significant changes in the domain especially with respect to women who lost their husbands, time is evolved enough for these victimized widows to emancipate and rise to defend their rights for both socioeconomic and political empowerment within their community setups.
To address the poor and degradable nature of the rural widow’s status facing barbaric widowhood rites practices, this practical manual explains the what, who, why, where and when measures for the community widow towards ascertaining a self-sustaining and rights-based community support opportunities for her empowerment.
It also targets effective structural changes upon widows’ traditional personalities through widowhood advocacy group activities and networks to ensure accountability measures on perpetrators
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