Conflict Intervention on Behalf of Widows: Notes from Enugu State in Nigeria

  • Eleanor Ann NwadinobiEmail author
Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)


This chapter discusses a unique method of intervention on behalf of widows who undergo harmful traditional practices and human rights violations in Enugu State in Nigeria. The chapter begins with a brief discussion of Nigeria and the history of its conflicts. The situation of widows globally and in South East Nigeria in particular is then discussed. The Vanguard intervention used by Widows Development Organization (WiDO) is explained and a summary of a mediation is provided. Finally, the challenges associated with mediation on behalf of widows are identified. The chapter concludes with recommendations for a holistic approach to successful conflict intervention.


Female Genital Mutilation Local Government Area Alternative Dispute Resolution Legal Reform Traditional Ruler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.President of the Widows Development Organisation (WiDO)IlorinNigeria

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