Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD), founded by Margaret Owen OBE, works to make sure widows of all ages, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, caste, age or nationality, are protected from violence, marginalisation and can enjoy their full human rights.
We prioritise marginalised widows in the world’s most war-torn and poverty stricken countries, empowering widows’ organisations in each country to demand a better life for widows and their children.
WPD has ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations
This means we can participate fully in the UN system by attending UN sessions, submitting official reports on widows’ concerns, and holding UN side events.
WPD has a growing global network, with network members and partners throughout the world.
Our focus is widows in conflict and post conflict zones.
Our in-depth research provides the crucial evidence needed on widows of all ages by governments, charities, local organisations and the United Nations agencies.
We prioritise the acute needs of widows in every country with solutions and policies that are fully widow-sensitive and widow-responsive.
WIDOWS SPEAK OUT
A dossier of evidence containing case histories and evidence from the world`s leading experts on widowhood issues.
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On the 8th September 2022 Buckingham Palace announced the sad news that Her Majesty The Queen has passed away at the age of 96.
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