National Geographic | Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
In Uganda, widowed women can suffer a multitude of injustices: They can be forced out of their homes, robbed of everything they own, made to marry a brother-in-law, physically attacked or harmed—even their children can be taken away from them. This is the story of Betty Nanozi, who was widowed just three weeks after her son, John Paul, was born. Over the 11 years of her widowhood, she has faced harassment, robbery, and death threats from her husband's relatives. Now, with the help of attorneys, social workers, and criminal investigators from the International Justice Mission, Nanozi is fighting back.