Widow's Strenght.

Mojisola Adewumi
Posted June 8, 2019 from Nigeria
Sarahs daughter, Regina
If you followed my Article on Gender empowerment and land corruption in Nigeria that captured Sarah a young widow . Her story motivate us to advocates for the rights of women ,particularly widows. The picture represented here is Regina first daughter of Sarah. Eventually with support of interactive community panel Sarah was able to fight back for her land right. Regina need support to continue her education.

Women are termed as a weaker vessel, yet we carry the pregnacy of  heroes for 9months and endured the pains and stress, despite pains of nurturing a child even at the lost of  husband , castigated and neglected .The strenght of women are second to none .Women go extra miles to make their children a better version of themselves even after the death of their husband..

Many women in Africa are subjected to various forms of social injustice, arising from customary  practices that support male dominance in land ownership and inheritance, forceful eviction due to  their husband or father’s death.

I dough my hat and celebrate all widows who are buiding bridges and addressing  the world that left no children behind despite all odds.

Supporting community women, particularly widows are our piority at 21st Century Entrepreneur initiatives  focus on two key areas: 1. on how land rights influence women’s economic  empowerment in the rural communities, in this case, using sustainable empowerment in a creative way through meaningful engagement and; 2. advocating for women who are marginalized by poverty, culture, beliefs and physiological differences who end up been married off in exchange for money and later become a widow. 

The main objectives are to examine how rural community women have been deprived of their land  ownership rights and how a sustainable approach could provide a long-lasting change to land  corruption in Africa.

 

Link to  published international Article :

Read the full proposal through this link.

 

https://landportal.org/news/2019/03/african-youth-fight-land-corruption

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qf8kbJNmlButj8lgB6yW59ajJh8kjqc_/view?u...

 

 

This story was submitted in response to International Widows' Day.

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Mojisola Adewumi
Jun 08
Jun 08

Celebrate all widows for their courage.

Lisbeth
Jun 08
Jun 08

Indeed ye must celebrate widows. Its never easy been a widow. Especially, when you are outcast as sometimes it happens in my country. These innocent women are excommunicated from their families and loved one's, send to a camp term as "Witches camp'. Can you imagine the psychological effect on these innocent women? Hmmm life is very wicked.
Thanks for sharing your story and speaking out for widows.
Warm regards
Lizzy

Mojisola Adewumi
Jun 09
Jun 09

Thank you so much Lizzy for your encouragement.
We are together, and God will see us through.

Mojisola Adewumi
Jun 10
Jun 10

You are wellcome dear

Jill Langhus
Jun 09
Jun 09

Hello Dear Mojisola,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your update on Sarah, as well as your proposal links, and impressive NGO priorities. I think you are doing so important work for these women by empowering them, but also for paving a better future for other women in your region as well. Please keep up the good work, dear!

Hope you're having a great Sunday!

Mojisola Adewumi
Jun 09
Jun 09

Hello Jill,

Many thanks for your encouragement always and your good work supporting humanity
Happy Sunday to you.
Regards

Jill Langhus
Jun 09
Jun 09

Hello there:-)

You're very welcome, dear!

Thank you:-)

Hello, Mojisola,

I find this statement powerful: “we carry the pregnacy of heroes for 9 months”. Wow. It’s empowering to know we carry heroes and she-roes!

Thank you for sharing your work to us. Widows need a lot of support esp to those who were dependent on their husbands. You are doing well. Hope to hear more from you.

Mojisola Adewumi
Jun 10
Jun 10

Many thanks to you Karen for your encouragement.

Your welcome, dear.