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Cameroon Focuses on Widows’ Rights During UN Activism Days

Cameroon is observing the annual United Nations 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which run from November 24 to December 10 and this year focus on the rights of widows. In Cameroon, many women who lose their husbands suffer humiliation and are forced to undergo dangerous traditional rituals to prove they didn’t cause their husbands’ deaths. Twenty-six year old Marie Noel Nnanga lost her husband last year. She said that like other widows, she was forced to go...

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