About 100 widows in the Santrokoﬁ traditional area have undergone a two-day sensitisation workshop on their rights.
Organised by the Victory of Mankind, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), the programme was necessitated by the fact that such women are deprived of their rights by the society, and they have no idea of where to go for redress.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, Mr Godwin Grant Oyimpey, it was based on the challenges the widows faced that, it became necessary to organise them to help them out of their predicament.
“We, therefore, brought the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Domestic Violence Support Unit (DOVSU), Department of Social Welfare (DSW) and the National Commission of Civic Education (NCCE) to educate them on their rights,” he said.
He said: “Through the education and the series of questions asked by the women, they now breathe a sigh of relief, since they now know where to go with their grievances.”
Mr Oyimpey said they hoped to extend their programme to the Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe traditional areas in the Oti Region and Fodome in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region.
He said they were being supported, with funds from the Civic Society of Denmark through their partners, Youth for Development, Denmark (YDD).
FROM KUSH AGUDETSE, SANTROKOFl