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Morobo women call for abolition of ‘no baby boy, no meat’ practice

Author : | Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Women in Morobo County of central Equatoria State are calling upon human rights groups to campaign against policies that negatively affect women.

The women say that cultural practices in the area prevent young mothers from eating meat until they bear a baby boy.

One of the women, Ajonye Mary, says women’s rights and fundamental freedoms have been abused.

“When you are married and you are at your home, you will stay without eating meat until you reproduce a baby boy,” Ms Mary confirmed to Eye Radio.

“Secondly when you have lost your husband, all your properties in the house will be taken away.”

She said domestic violence is also a major issue in the area.

“In 2014, we registered a case whereby a woman was burnt in the private parts by her husband.”

Ms Mary appealed to the government to intervene.

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