The Women’s War November 1929

 

HISTORY OF CHANGE:

THE WOMEN’S WAR NOVEMBER 1929
(Igbo: Ogu Umunwanyi; Ibibio: Ekong Iban),

The protests of 1929, is more aptly considered a strategically executed anti-colonial revolt organized women to redress social, political and economic grievances.

The protest encompassed women from six ethnic groups (Ibibio, Andoni, Orgoni, Bonny, Opobo, and Igbo). It was the first major anti-colonial revolt women in West Africa. In 1930 the colonial government abolished the system of warrant chieftains, and appointed women to the Native Court system.

These reforms were built upon the African women and have been seen as a prelude to the emergence of mass African anti-colonial nationalism.

United minds can bring about positive change.

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