Violence, harmful rituals against women: Anambra monarchs launch action

Traditional rulers in Anambra State have pledged their commitment to end all forms of violence and harmful practices against women.

This formed part of their communique after a multi-stakeholders’ strategic conference between Traditional Rulers Council of Anambra State and the WomenAid Collective (WACOL) 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.

A communique issued after the meeting was endorsed by HRH, Igwe Achebe (Agbogidi), Obi of Onitsha and Chairman of Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers


The meeting condemned “all forms of violence against women and girls, including harmful practices and social norms in Anambra State and commit to the empowerment of Women and Girls.”