NEWS FROM WPD, PARTNERS & NETWORK MEMBERS

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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Woman 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.

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WDP partner Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) in Nepal received excellent news following their advocacy letter to the Army in Nepal.

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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

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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.

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