Kwara: International Women’s Day

Fatihat Olaitan – Ilorin

As the World celebrate, the International Day of Widows, need for government to establish laws against dispossessing Widows of their inheritance throughout the country has been emphasised.

Chief Executive Officer, Global Hope for Women and Children Foundation, GLOHWOC, Mrs. Christy Abayomi-Oluwole stated this in an interview with Radio Nigeria, Harmony FM correspondent, Fatihat Olaitan, in Ilorin.

While noting that it is the duty of government to take actions to uphold their commitments to ensure rights of widows as enshrined in international law, Mrs Oluwole said thatb amongst other things is the eliimination of all forms of discrimination against Women, especially young girls who found themselves in early widowoed.

The GLOHWOC CEO added that ensuring women and girls are educated is also one important way to ensure that the rights of widows are protected as they would be properly educated to be conscious of their fundamental human rights and at times seek to use available civil society institutions; especially, the non-governmental organisations to protect and defend their rights against all forms of infringements.
The theme for this year’s International Widow’s Day is ” Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”.

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