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International Widows Day 2019

reprinted from the debate transcript at theyworkforyou.com/lords Baroness Garden of Frognal Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) 6:55 pm, 19th June 2019 My Lords, I join in the thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Loomba, for this debate on a topic on which he knows so much and has done so much good work. […]

Oral Statement to the 60th CSW

WIDOWS FOR PEACE THROUGH DEMOCRACY (WPD)Submitted with Association of War Affected Women, Gray Panthers, Guild of Service, WRI, Mama Zimbi Foundation, NAWO, WHR-SWG, WiLPF, all NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC ORAL STATEMENT TO THE 60TH CSW ON THE PRIORITY THEME: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT AND ITS LINK TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF WIDOWHOOD Never […]

Foreign Wives Have No Inheritance Rights in Libya, Part II of II

This blog post is reprinted with permission from Khadija Teri’s blog. The original post can be found here. A Very Important Update About a year ago, last August in fact, I had a guest post on my blog (A Very Important Guest Post) written by Susan Sandover, who is a good friend, mentor and colleague […]

Foreign Wives Have No Inheritance Rights in Libya, Part I of II

This blog post is reprinted with permission from Khadija Teri’s blog. The original post can be found here. Cupidity Suffered by Foreign Wives Married to Libyans Relating to Inheritance Rights In the past I’ve had a few guest posts. Today is another guest, a very dear friend of mine with an important message to the […]

Spotlight on Our Partner in Cameroon: CAFENEC

In Cameroon, the AIDS virus remains a major threat to livelihood. Chilling figures from our partner CAFENEC show that widows and their children are disproportionately affected. As a small but determined group of counselors, supporters, and volunteers–and almost no funding–CAFENEC stands up for the widows of Cameroon. Now, they call for a partnership among widows’ […]