“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….”
Roseline Orwa delivers a video message to the CEDAW panel in the UN headquarters in Geneva
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
Civil Society calls to leave no woman or girl in rural communities behind in the quest for gender equality
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.
Recommendations agreed at CSW62 parallel event (2018)
Why Widows Matter for the Achievement of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda’.
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
oman of Purpose has over 20 widows’ groups coming together to solve their problems and improve their income and homes.
Over 200 widows benefit from the Cow Scheme.