Widows in many countries often confront a denial of inheritance and land right, degrading and other forms of widow abuse. In some African countries, when a husband dies, a woman no longer has a place in society. To regain status, widows are expected to marry one of their husband’s relatives, sometimes unwillingly.
In some countries across Asia and Africa, widows find themselves the victims of physical and mental violence including sexual abuse related to inheritance, with no rights to ownership of her husband’s property.
Children face all kinds of risks after the death of their parents, added to the emotional and material vulnerability. Orphans are easily dispossessed of their inheritance when their parents die. This often results in dropping out of school.
To give special attention to this situation of poor widows and orphans, EOF in its little way, visited orphanage homes in Abuja, contributing to their wellbeing, through cash donations and food item.