Action Aid Report on Widows being Accused of Witchcraft

Widows have it hard all over the world and we sometimes forget just how fortunate we are to live in North America.  Here widows have lawful rights and society as a whole treats them with more respect.

An Action Aid Report http://tinyurl.com/bmoo2x6 on witch camps, published this week, say that more than 70% of residents in Kukuo camps were accused and banished after the death of their husbands – suggesting that witchcraft allegations are a way of enabling others to take control of the widow’s property.

Please go to the link below to read the story of how one widow fled to safety after being accused of being a witch.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19437130

As I grieve the loss of my loved ones I also need to step back and be thankful for what I still have. It’s easy to take for granted the roof over my head and the food on my table but reading about others helps me to realize just how fortunate I really am.

 

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