Lifting of embargo on melon planting in Akabor community.

On Friday 28th October 2022, the team of Communal Care Centre and Akabor CRT on Violence against women and girls (VAWG) had an interface with the traditional ruling Council to once again look at the possibility of lifting the age long embargo on melon planting in the community. The elders took turns to narrate the scenario that resulted in the ban, nor was linked to any sacrilege or fetish belief rather they men used it to show control of power over the women (who mostly planted melon then). It was therefore unanimously agreed to abolish that law and December 27th was chosen for the public declaration because it is the unique date sons and daughters of Akabor community, home and abroad gather together to deliberate on issues of concern to the community.  The entire people present expressed their gratitude for the SLOC-VAWG project.

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