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 for CSW65 – Make Widows Matter (2021)
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.
WIDOWS SPEAK OUT
A ground-breaking report that provides invaluable but deeply disturbing evidence of worldwide widow discrimination and abuse.
Statement for International Widows Day (2020)
Fact sheet: Widowhood in the UNECE region (Geneva 2019)
Statement for CSW63 on Widowhood (2019)
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.
Dossier on widowhood to CEDAW committee in Geneva (2018)
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.
CW62 Recommended Policy Standards taskforce (2018)
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.
Rural Widows – UK NGO Alliance paper for CSW62 (2018)
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.