Edo state born Nigerian actress and director, Mercy Aigbe and actor, Desmond Elliot are ‘Widows Liberty Ambassadors’ for the Felix King Foundation/abolishment of widows maltreatment program.
‘Today , history beckons as I add my voice to the movement that will hopefully inspire the abolishment of widows’ maltreatment in our communities. It’s heart breaking to realise that with all the societal advancements, a reasonable segment of our society which constitutes over 8 million disadvantaged widows and 24 million children below age 17 are still subject to maltreatment that include; domestic violence, sexual assault, conversion of properties, forced evictions, neglects, denial of human rights and the list goes on ‘I stand with widows today, will you join me? let’s protect the rights of widows and women. I believe no woman deserves to be maltreated regardless of the circumstances life throws at her. 1million pledges is needed to present the “abolish widows maltreatment in Edo state bill” to the Edo state House of Assembly which i believe will eventually inspire communities across Africa to seek for this all important change. I just pledged my voice as a “Widows’Liberty Ambassador” for the Felix King Foundation Liberty Project for the abolishment of widows’ maltreatment in Africa, WILL YOU? Please join me to raise the 1 million pledges. it takes less than a minute to sign on but you’ll be changing the life of a widow and more widows to come tomorrow when this bill is passed by the grace of God. I stand with #abolishwidowsmaltreatment. “