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HUMAN RIGHTS

ODHIAMBO: Widows have a right to property too

In Summary
  • For many women, the loss of their husbands marks the beginning of new struggles and frustrations.
  • It’s estimated that two out of 10 widows live in extreme poverty. 

Widows are historically the poorest and most vulnerable individuals in Africa. This is as a result of the loss of a partner that is very devastating and yet capitalised by relatives to ...