An empowerment programme for black young widows in Mangaung Metro, Free State, South Africa
Hugo, Shirley Nozipo
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The aim of this study was to facilitate an empowerment program with African young widows in Mangaung Metro, Free State province, South Africa, which would capacitate them to deal with their challenges and reduce their vulnerability. The objectives of the study were to explore and describe experiences and challenges of African young widows in Mangaung in the Free State; to explore and describe the customary practices around widowhood in Mangaung Metro in the Free State; and to describe an empowerment process facilitated with young African widows in the Mangaung Metro in the Free State.