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From Brazil To Kenya, Coronavirus Widows Lose Their Husbands

From Brazil To Kenya, Coronavirus Widows Lose Their Husbands

Widows across the globe are being evicted, forced to give up property or to marry male relatives after their husbands die from the new coronavirus, land rights experts said on Tuesday. Women often only earn legal or socially recognised rights to land and property through a husband or father, which are regularly violated during times […]

You Are A Pillar Of Resilience, First Lady Tells Genocide Widows

You Are A Pillar Of Resilience, First Lady Tells Genocide Widows

First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame on Sunday, February 23 told men and women that were widowed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that their lives are an example of resilience to the future generations. The First Lady was speaking during the celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary for the founding of the Association of […]

After Four Decades Of War, Afghan Widows Battle For Homes

After Four Decades Of War, Afghan Widows Battle For Homes

– After her husband was killed and their home in Baghlan province torched in Afghanistan’s long-running war, Nasim Gul fled nearly 200 miles to Kabul with her four children and moved in with her cousin, sewing clothes to eke out a living. As a widow, Gul could not claim the small plot of land her […]

Honeybols Foundation Empowers 500 Women

Honeybols Foundation Empowers 500 Women

In a bid to eradicate poverty and increase standard of living, Honeybols Foundation recently empowered over 500 widows and gave university scholarship to 10 students at its fourth edition of ‘giving hands arena’ in Lagos. Speaking at the event, The Founder, Christ The Ever Present Ministry, Dr. Elishama Ideh, urged Nigerians to develop the habit […]

After Losing Their Husbands To War, They Pick Up The Thread Of Their Fragmented Lives

After Losing Their Husbands To War, They Pick Up The Thread Of Their Fragmented Lives

Widows who lost their husbands during the conflict against Islamic State sew garments rebuild their lives In a workshop in a bombed-out factory in Mosul, Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together. The mother of three lost her husband […]

Widows Are On the Front lines Of Property Battles In Uganda

Widows Are On the Front lines Of Property Battles In Uganda

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Land theft from widows in Uganda is common but the tide is now changing “You must leave, or we will kill you and cut up your children.” When Proscovia’s husband of twenty years died of cancer in 2013, […]

The Women Who Stole The Show – The Widows

The Women Who Stole The Show – The Widows

Few movies can tackle complicated themes in a film about a heist. Windows does, portraying a world it refuses to apologise for. Christian Tesfaye award 9 out of 10 stars. Heist movies are usually bad, but when they are good, they hit the sweet spot. Widows, featuring a plethora of stars, is one of those […]

The Pain Of Being A Widow In Africa

The Pain Of Being A Widow In Africa

“We got a letter from the mine telling us that the mine was going to close and my husband was to stop going to work with immediate effect.” When their spouses die women tend to suffer the most. Housewives are the most affected, when their working spouse die they are left with nothing and sometimes […]

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

I helped set up International Widows Day after seeing the harsh injustices endured by my mother when she became a young widow When my mother was widowed at the age of 37 following my father’s death from tuberculosis her grief was compounded by a cruel social stigma that she endured her whole life. That was […]

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite believe it is really there. After her old home was burned down in a fire, a group of 15 local women built […]

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