Mary Wakai, Widows working for Widows
Women-of-Faith Buea is a support group of widows with more than 500 members that works for women’s rights and livelihoods. In Cameroon, widows are helpless because women rarely own property, and direct family members take advantage of this by taking away land, property and even houses when their spouses die. This is often accompanied with violence and abuse. Women of Faith, Buea, believe in and are working towards a society where widows are an agent of change and not object of abuse.
Date grant awarded: May 16, 2016