NEWS FROM WPD, PARTNERS & ASSOCIATES

Recommendations agreed at The Widows For Peace Through Democracy (WPD) parallel event March 16th, 2018.

UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

PRIORITY THEME: WOMEN AND GIRLS LIVING IN RURAL AREAS

“Why Widows Matter for the Achievement of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda”

Baroness Hodgson, C.B.E., chaired this event, with a brief introduction on its scope and objectives by WPD founder, Margaret Owen. Its distinguished panelists and attendees were asked to focus on concrete solutions and best practices to respond effectively to the challenging, cross-cutting, intersectional issues of widowhood that have been ignored for so long at past CSWs, never mentioned in the BPFA, nor, alas, in any of their past Agreed Conclusions.

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