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 […]

WPD participate in producing Recommended Policy Standards

Widows for Peace through Democracy are proud to have participated in the task force forming the flagship Recommended Policy Standards from the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women, ensuring the voices of widows were heard and taken into account in the standards on Women & Girls In Rural Communities. Click the […]