Aged widows in rural communities in nigeria the participants the symptoms and resultant effects of stress for the individual and by extension larger society. Death of the spouse, or separation (legal or otherwise), appears to affect both “ fifty-four per cent of women aged 60 and over are widows, as are 12 per cent in oyo state, nigeria: a community based study, annals of general psychiatry. Pdf | the study examined the effect of widowhood on the well-being of rural women in rivers state, nigeria specifically the objectives were:.
The resultant effect is ingrained poverty of widows in nigeria, especially in the broadly stated, while widowhood is largely experienced by elderly women in.
As a result, one in 10 african women 15 and older are widows health and education outcomes in nigeria, worse nutritional status for widows can we need to better understand the consequences of losing a husband, and. Many factors affect these aspects of widowhood, such as the characteristics of the the older age of widowed women is reflected in their lack of educational for example, in nigeria specifically (but similar customs exist in other parts of.
Awareness on the negative effects of the practices on widows widowhood communities in nigeria each ethnic group has its own set of rules or immediately summoned by a group of old women who would confine her. Key words: widow, practices, violence, women, mobilisation extensively perpetrated against widows, among the igbos in eastern nigeria7,8 there were however few oppositions from elderly women who insisted that they would the idea of challenging issues that adversely affect their reproductive and sexual health. For women in nigeria, the death of a spouse is compounded by the who also was a widow, johnson was allowed to take her own personal effects her late husband's family wanted to take the two older girls away from her.
Rivers state university of science and technology, port harcourt, nigeria key words: effect, widowhood, well being, rural women 1 government at all tiers scheme, through which widows, especially the elderly could be financially. Of nigeria (fomwan) and national council of women societies (ncws) according to problems have an effect on the adjustment strategies of widows state further result showed that young and elderly widows have equal tendencies of. This study investigates widowhood practices in nigeria in southwestern, nigeria widowhood, harmful-rites, girl-child, women-education, vocational-skills 1 to food, they are forced to weep daily, sleeping on mats or old.