Widowhood a form of slavery in Conflict afflicted countries with a ccase study of south Sudan

In South Sudan widowhood is a status associated with stigma and shame. Often the vernacular words for ‘widow’ mean ‘harlot’, ‘sorceress’, ‘witch’ or ‘prostitute’. In some cultures widows are seen as an ‘evil eye’ or ‘ill-luck’. Their low status leaves widows vulnerable to violence, including sexual violence, abuse and murder.

Forum for Community change and Development is working with widows especially victims of widow inheritance and levirate to empower them to act against these miscocenption. Through skills training and provision of start up Equipment to start small business widows are empowered to be agents of change in society.


 

FOFCOD, 

Off ministries Rd, 300m walk From American Residence

after South Sudan Human rights Commission, Juba, South Sudan, 

Tel: +211955875181, 

Website: www.fofcod.org