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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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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 everybody, and we need your help!