Bill raises hopes of Ghana's 'witch widows' | News | Al Jazeera

Bill raises hopes of Ghana's 'witch widows'

Women in rural communities who previously suffered stigma of widowhood in silence, find solace in solidarity.

    Ghana’s parliament is discussing a bill to protect the rights of widows. In rural communities, the stigma attached to widowhood has forced many to flee their homes and live in exile.

    Many are accused of witchcraft when a death befalls a family member and are often forced to carry out bizarre practices. But now some of the thousands who previously suffered in silence are finding solace in each other's' arms.

    Al Jazeera's Ama Boateng reports from Somanya, in south Ghana.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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