This year’s program on International Widow’s Day was conducted in collaboration with the Crime Victim Foundation. The event took place in Bariga, Lagos State, on June 23, 2023. It served as a significant occasion to address the challenges faced by widows and equip them with knowledge about their rights. The theme, “Know Your Rights as a Widow,” aimed to educate widows about their legal entitlements and empower them to assert themselves in society.
During the event, Dr. Amb Sally Othihiwa, the founder and president of THF, delivered an impactful speech, highlighting the importance of empowering widows and safeguarding their rights. She reiterated THF’s commitment to providing support and resources to widows, enabling them to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
In addition to the organized efforts, women and widows in attendance were encouraged to actively participate in raising awareness within their own families and communities. They were reminded of the significance of acting as a support system for one another and advocating for justice and fairness. Through fostering a sense of collective responsibility, the collaboration between THF and the Crime Victims Foundation aimed to create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the event itself.