The Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family Prof. Marie Thérèse Abena Ondoa has called on Families and the public in general to change the way they treat widows so as to end their sufferings and Improve their conditions. She made the call at the 10th edition of International widows day on June 23, 2020.
For the past years the Government and its partners have been working hard to ensure widows the right they deserve so as to ameliorate their living conditions.
Meanwhile some in-laws continue to make life difficult for them after the departure of their husbands with widowhood rites and depriving them of their husbands properties without taking their children into consideration.
This situation makes them live in misery with their children.
This year’s theme “Protecting Widows Rights, Changing the mentality” calls on families ,law makers,social organisations and the public in general to act in order to protect them and improve their conditions as stressed by the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family Prof. Marie Thérèse Abena Ondoa.
The Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family during this occasion promised to continue helping widows or widows associations with projects in securing financial aid and empower them with Skills which can help. This is to make them be independent so as to take care of their children.