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Many Widows In Sub-Saharan Africa Stripped Of Rights, Advocates Say Ahead Of International Day

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From cleaning corpses to sex with strangers, widow rituals fuel disease in Africa
“…Millions of widows in sub-Saharan Africa are left destitute after being disinherited and robbed of their property, women’s rights campaigners said ahead of International Widows’ Day on Thursday. Many … are abused and exploited by their in-laws, forced to undergo cleansing rituals, or marry one of their husband’s relatives in a practice known as widow inheritance…” (Kouagheu/Guilbert, 6/22).