Susan Sandover sold all her property to live in Libya with her husband Bashir. Despite Bashir’s well documented wishes, his other family inherited it all.
At the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva
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.
Our Event at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (Video)
Our video summary of our event at the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
Ebola Risk to Widows
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)
Widowhood in Swaziland – report to UN
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.
Spotlight on Our Partner: Woman of Purpose Uganda
Ten years ago, our partner Woman of Purpose carried out a survey on widows in Pallisa District, Uganda
Progress in Nepal!
WDP partner Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) in Nepal received excellent news following their advocacy letter to the Army in Nepal.
Justice for Widows in Conflict and After
The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict was held in London from 10-13 June 2014. At the Summit, we hosted an event titled Justice for Widows in Conflict and After
WIDOWS’ ACCESS TO JUSTICE – Cedaw 57 Statement
Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD) applauds the Committee for developing a General Recommendation on women’s access to justice. However, it regrets that the Concept Note, while listing several categories of disadvantaged women, omitted any reference to Widows.
Statement on G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
A Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict was agreed on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by the G8 countries.
Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD) calls on states to ensure that, in enacting comprehensive laws to make this Declaration effective,