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Umuada Ndi-Igbo in Diaspora join in the campaign against the ambiguous section 29(4) of the Nigeria Constitution, a clause that recognizes women of less than 18 years old to be of full age thereby promoting and encouraging child marriage. Millions of girls in Nigeria are forced into marriage before they turn 15 years old. This is obviously a violation of the Child Right Act of 2003 and a total violation of the Human Right....

We are extremely concerned about the impact and consequences of child marriage on girl child such as denial of childhood and adolescence, health problems, physical and sexual abuse, all of these and much more, have profound psychosocial and emotional consequences on girls. Therefore, we write to the Senate to let them know our stand on this issue and to make it known that Umuada in Diaspora will not relent until it is corrected.

Click on "Read more" for our letter to the Nigeria Senate President. You can read more about our fight against child marriage on Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper of August 13 2013. Please visit our site often for more recent news.

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Umuada Ndi-Igbo In Diaspora, Inc.™ is a non-political, non-governmental cultural and cooperate organization. She draws her membership from the seven Igbo speaking States of Nigeria, namely, ABIA, ANAMBRA, EBONYI, ENUGU , IMO, DELTA & RIVERS STATES (Maka odinma Ndi-Igbo).

VISION / MISSION

  • Our immediate short-term project is to galvanize a strong united Umuada Ndi-Igbo in the Diaspora (around the globe) that can stand strong in the face of any adversity that may face us. This is not money oriented, but building a connecting bridge with love that will connect all Umuada Ndi-Igbo all over the United States of America and other parts of the world.
  • Plan a long-term project with our International Headquarters to raise funds to acquire an UMUADA NDI-IGBO CENTER. This center will be used for cultural and traditional heritage events and programs. It will also be used to provide shelter for battered women/children, for counseling, protection and other forms of assistance as the case may be.
  • To work with government and non-governmental agencies to seek for loans /aid to help us carry out developmental projects both here and at home, Igbo land Nigeria in general.

We look forward to working with non-governmental and government agencies to procure loans /aid to help us carry out developmental projects to benefit the Igbo communities back home in Nigeria and in the Diaspora as well. It is our hope that our husbands, opinion/community leaders, philanthropists and politicians give us that much needed encouragement and support that we require to realize these lofty goals that we have set for ourselves.

There is no doubt that the Igbo Nation has had a very difficult and lamentable history ever since Nigeria became an independent country. We have continued to direct blaming fingers at the other major ethnic groups in Nigeria for our woes forever. Unfortunately this whole blame game has not yielded anything positive for Igbo land. It is time for us, as a people, to wake up and take our destiny into our own hands. Igbo men – our husbands and brothers have done a lot in this direction already, but much more is needed. That is where we, Igbo women/wives/sisters square in!

For a long time there has been that pressing need for Igbo women (Umuada) to have a platform that will enable them to come together/mobilize themselves, put their rare gift of resourcefulness on the table and come out with plans/strategies needed to compliment the enormous work that our men are doing to project the dwindling image of the Igbo Nation to higher heights. Don’t look elsewhere, for we have already created that platform and Umuada Ndi-Igbo in Diaspora, Inc. is the name!

Membership into Umuada Ndi-Igbo is open to every woman of Igbo decent (hailing from any of the seven Igbo-speaking states of the federation of Nigeria). Admission is open and ongoing! Sisters, come on in!

It will be a pity if Igbo women living in the Diaspora (who are exposed to, and who see/feel the importance of community service in nation building in the developed world) would not take advantage of the positive experiences obtained out here, get together and engage in community service aimed at positively touching many lives back home. It will be a disservice to our people should we not harness our acquired skills and experiences to the service of our people. It is not an easy task, but I know we have all what it takes to accomplish it. In Obama’s words, YES WE CAN! Please join us to make a better Igbo Nation. We need every body, and we need your help!

JOIN US TO BUILD A MORE PROGRESSIVE IGBO NATION THAT IS BUILT ON THE IDEALS OF UNITY, LOVE, RESPECT, FOR ONE ANOTHER AND EMPOWERMENT. Together we stand, divided we shall fall!

Thank you for believing in a strong and united Igbo Nation.

**Chukwu chiri anyi eze (GOD HAS CROWNED US) ***

Sincerely,
Lady Ada Ozo Grace Chinonyelum Agude (K of C)
I’m Sir Knight Lady of Columbus,
National President,
Umuada Ndi-Igbo in Diaspora, Inc.

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