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It is important to note that some tribes and culture still treat widows cruelly. This cruel treatment varies from one culture to the other. But as a result of my involvement in the widows ministry I have encountered different treatments meted out to widows in different communities. Some are so dehumanizing and inhuman. In some culture the moment a man dies, the first suspect is the wife.
She is accused of being responsible for the death of her husband. She is made to swear to an oath that she is innocent. Sometimes she is asked to stay locked in with the corpse of her late husband for twenty four (24) hours if she survives, then she is considered innocent. At other times, they bathe the corpse of her late husband and the water is gathered for her to drink. This is to prove she is innocent of the death of her husband.
In some cultures, the woman’s hair is shaved and shined to the skull to show that she is mourning her husband. Incidentally, no none does that to a man who loses his wife. Or is the man not equally expected to mourn his wife?
At other times, they bathe the corps of her LATE HUSBAND And the water is gathered for her Drink. This is to prove she is innocent of her Husband...
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We advocate for the rights of widows and orphans with the aim to reduce the socio-economic and cultural barriers that they face.