#TDWAJ Episode 358 – Repressive Cultures And The Money Woman Practice In Cross River State: Realistic Solutions

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Repressive Cultures And The Money Woman Practice In Cross River State: Realistic Solutions.


A repressive culture according to reverso means putting a group of people into a state of subjugation.

Also known as cultural repression, these practices deny victims of their rights and lead to stereotyping which is often harmful.

There are different repressive cultures across the world. Cross River State is not left out with issues of women not being allowed into village squares to the money wife practice, witch-branding and burning as well as exclusion from inheritance.

To tackle some of these cultures, several laws have been enacted by federal, state, and local

government legislatures. However, the practices still continue especially, the “money wife”culture in the Becheve community of Obanliku Local Government Area.

A recent mini documentary published by Prime Progress and CrossRiverWatch shows a chilling picture that despite media reportage of solutions proffered to the problem, there are limitations and the practice had continued unabated.

But, some Becheve natives claim the practice has since been abolished with recent reportage merely staged for personal gains.

  1. Who is a money wife?
  2. How is it practiced?
  3. Is the practice still ongoing?
  4. What solution has been proffered in law?
  5. What institutional frameworks are in place?
  6. Are they working?
  7. Were they sustainable?
  8. What is the condition of money wives who suffered years and decades of repression?
  9. Have there been arrests made?
  10. Has there been prosecution of offenders?
  11. Has there been any restitution?
  12. What is the sustainable way forward?

These and more form the basis of this week’s ‘The Dialogue With Agba Jalingo’ with the topic: “Repressive Cultures And The Money Woman Practice In Cross River State: Realistic Solutions”. 

Join the Member representing Obanliku State Constituency in the 10th Cross River House of

Assembly, Hon. Pius Ashakia, member representing Obanliku in the State House of Assembly, Alagbor Albert, the President, Becheve Youths Elites Association, and Jeremiah Archibong, an investigative journalist were guests on this episode. 

You can also listen live via www.mixlr.com/hitfmcalabar and https://radio.garden/listen/hit-fm-calabar/g2BGYt9B

To ask questions or contribute, call 070095944836 or 08092444955.

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