(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, (HRM) Alfred Achebe, led Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with famous Non- governmental organization, (NGO), WomenAid Collective (WACOL), and other Stakeholders in waging war against all forms of harmful and degrading traditional practices against Women in the state.
Some of such uncivilized and anti -Women actions the Monarchs noted, includes, Widowhood practices, denial of inheritance, forcing of the girl child into early marriage amongst others.
The Council, stated this Weekend in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during a Multi Stakeholders Strategic Conference between the State Traditional Rulers Council and (WACOL), put together by the NGO, in partnership with the Ford Foundation West Africa, support Ministries of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Justice, Women Affairs and the 50/50 Action Women of Anambra State.
African Examiner reports that the conference aimed at eliminating violence against Women and girls was attended by the State Commissioners for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lands, Women Affairs, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
Also in attendance, were Monarchs, across the three senatorial districts under the umbrella of the Anambra state Council of Traditional Rulers, women and civil society organizations, as well as the media….