Charity Onah: Widows Defender
My mother was my father. She is the wonder woman I know.Charity onah
Words from Charity Onah, they run deep. they tell a story of a first hand experience which has birhed an NGO that defends the defenceless widows in our communities.
It’s October and we all know it’s about cancer awareness, widows’ rights and domestic violence. Therefore, we are featuring a powerhouse on this edition. She is a Lawyer, an Actor and Filmmaker, humanitarian, a beauty queen, a model, a voice-over expert, a widows defender and a super mom.
CANCER AWARENESS, WIDOWS RIGHT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Superwoman and a widows defender…
This month features a superwoman, who due to her life experiences has taken it upon herself to defend widows.
Primarily, these widows basically who have no one to speak and fight for them.
What is nobler than this? Well, I personally cannot think of anything.
Charity also runs an NGO called Center for Defence of Widow’s Right in Nigeria (CEDWIN).
CEDWIN (Center for Defence of Widow’s Right) is basically saddled with the care for widows and their children. Who suffer untold hardship at the demise of the husband/father.
Why defend the widows? The Nigerian Narrative for a widow and her children traditionally is appalling.
Certainly, it is absolutely not what any woman should experience.
The local traditions mostly to the favour of men. Hence, the women who get unlucky and entangled in these traditions suffer the wrath.
Widows experience a lot after the lose their husbands in Nigeria…
For instance, Umuada also administering some of these horrible practices to their fellow women. Umuada is a group of women from a particular village or clan.
Hmm, this is really disheartening. To think that no one most times stand up for these widows especially when they are griefing.
In addition, life after the demise of one’s husband could be very challenging. Especially for those women who have children to feed and raise.
Some are farmers and petty traders, so tell me why they would not need a defender like Ms Charity Onah. She has taken it upon herself to see that these women are catered for, to a reasonable extent.
So, in this edition, you would be seeing some health tips on how to care for your breasts and your kidneys.
Miss Shirley also gives us an insight into how it feels to leave with a faulty kidney and how she struggles with kidney disease.
Similarly, in the health department we shared how to examine your breast for lumps. Because early detection is paramount to surviving cancer.
Domestic Violence and how media affects its victims in Nigeria.
Miss Seki’s view on domestic violence in Nigeria is definitely a must-read. Obviously, the trend of domestic violence in this country is becoming rather alarming. Do you ever wonder how the media affects these Domestic violence victims? You should check out the real talk column.
You need to check out the MVP of the month to know more and possibly donate and support this movement.
On sports, Julius talks about the Super Eagles and Russia… hehe, you see why I am excited?
Furthermore, art lovers are not left out in this edition, Miss Shirley has some juice on an art exhibition called I AM ART on Art groove.
Generally, I always pretend not to love pink but believe me I am a pink-maniac if there is a word like that… Go see what pink is doing on the Trends Now column.
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You can also check out Ms Charity Onah on her social media platforms linked below.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/onahokorie
Website – www.widowsdefender.org
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/charityonahofficial/
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