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International Widows Day 2019

reprinted from the debate transcript at Baroness Garden of Frognal Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) 6:55 pm, 19th June 2019 My Lords, I join in the thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Loomba, for this debate on a topic on which he knows so much and has done so much good work. […]

WPD director Margaret Owen named as an ‘Inspirational’ figure at CSW63

WPD director Margaret Owen OBE has been described as “inspirational” in bringing the discrimination, harmful traditional practices and stigma that widows suffer to light in the halls of the UN and other INGOs across the globe. In her piece for Soroptimist International, Pat Black described how: “Over the years she has raised awareness of the […]

WPD releases statement for CSW63 on Widowhood

WPD has produced a statement for CSW63 on the priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  _WPDStatement to CSW63

WPD presents dossier on widowhood to CEDAW committee in Geneva

WPD is proud to have presented to the CEDAW committee in Geneva on 16th July 2018, on issues of discrimination in the case of widowhood. The report can be accessed using the link below: WPD Report_ Issues of discrimination for the attention of CEDAW.       Report researched and collated by Margaret Owen and […]