To Be a War Widow in Afghanistan

Reprinted from Latin American Herald Tribune KABUL – Afghanistan is currently home to nearly two million widows and, as the country faces a new conflict, women like Janat Bibi are often forced to become the sole providers for their large families. When her husband died at the front during the war against the Soviets (1979-1989), […]

UN Women statement for International Widows’ Day, 23 June 2017

Reprinted with permission Statement: Widows’ rights to independent life and livelihood after loss Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Ellen Mlalazi is a widow from rural Zimbabwe. She supports a household of 10, both children and grandchildren, despite the limited economic opportunities in the Binga region that reflect the ongoing crises and prevalent gender inequality. Ellen […]

Draft Statement for Data Gathering event at 61st UN CSW Monday, 20 March 2017

Draft statement from Margaret Owen OBE Director Widows for Peace through Democracy  The gap in data, in qualitative as well as quantitative information on, for example , the life-styles, needs, roles, hopes, survival strategies, social support sources, experience of diverse forms of discrimination, abuse and violence, access to justice, participation in decision-making  and the benefits […]