115m widows live in abject poverty – FIDA

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Hauwa Shekarau
No fewer than 115 million widows in Nigeria suffer and are living in abject poverty, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has said.
Mrs Hauwa Shekarau, the National President of FIDA, said this at the 2015 International Widows’ Day in Abuja on Tuesday.
The theme of this year’s event is “Curtailing the menace of harmful traditional practices against widows”.
Shekarau, however, said that the girl child needed education and empowerment to ensure her sustainability during the time of eventualities which included the loss of her spouse.
“When you educate a girl child, she grows into a woman and gets married; she will …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper