Covid19 is the world’s widow maker. Building forward transformatively from Covid means supporting marginalized, ‘invisible’ and stigmatized widows of all ages to combat poverty, disease and fight for their rights.
Statement submitted by Global Fund for Widows, Guild of Service, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Widows for Peace through Democracy, Widows Rights International, and Women for Human Rights, single women group, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.
A ground-breaking report that provides invaluable but deeply disturbing evidence of worldwide widow discrimination and abuse.
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.
Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD) presented to the CEDAW committee in Geneva on 16th July 2018, a dossier on issues of discrimination in the case of widowhood.
Widows for Peace through Democracy 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.
Widowhood is an issue that affects the economic, political and social situation of women and is a barrier to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.