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Republic of Congo: Widows Demand Their Rights

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Republic of Congo, Citizen Media, Human Rights, Law, Women & Gender

minguabiango [1] [fr] writes on congo-liberty about the cruel treatments and deprivation of their rights suffered by some widows in the Republic of Congo:  “In Congo-Brazzaville, some widows are daring to prosecute their in‑laws and obtain compensation, sometimes with help from NGOs.  They set a good example for all those women who lack information about their rights or who fear reprisals and consequently suffer in silence.”