Speech by Baroness Garden of Frognal, Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

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“Over the years Margaret Owen has raised awareness of the plight of widows in many countries, banging on the doors of the United Nations, often literally….”

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Widows for Peace through Democracy were proud to present a video message from Roseline Orwa, widow activist and founder and CEO of the Rona Foundation during a presentation to the CEDAW committee in the UN headquarters in Geneva in July

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On the sidelines of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), UN Women, along with civil society partners*, convened a dialogue with activists from rural areas and other allies.

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Why Widows Matter for the Achievement of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda’.

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Widows for Peace through Democracy attended the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva, in the run up to the CSW Beijing +20 in March 2015, New York.

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Our video summary of our event at the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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The threat of Ebola spreading through rural communities in West Africa could be increased by traditional mourning rituals and practices, writes Tim Bridger for Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD)

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In Swaziland, discriminatory¬†customs remain a reality for widows. Report sent to UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Committee in considering Swaziland’s State Report during its 58th session.

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