Posts tagged ‘Child Widows’

Widows of All Ages: Discrimination and Abuse. What Can the EU Do? Report

On November 7th, 2018, women activists and campaigners from all over the world, some virtually by way of video presentations, gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels for the seminar titled: “Widows of All Ages: Discrimination and Abuse. What Can the EU Do?”

One presenter / panelist included Dr. Mohinder Watson, Founder of Action on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage and NGO CSW Geneva Member.

We thank these strong women for sharing their stories, knowledge, and recommendations for how we can work together to be a powerful voice that demands justice, resources, dignity, and rights to end the suffering of widowhood.

To read the full report and recommendations, please click here: EU-EP Widows Seminar Report Nov 2018

 

Joint Statement 39th Session of the Human Rights Council – Child Widowhood: A Neglected Gender and Human Rights Violation

Human Rights Council 39 Joint Statement on Child Widowhood

A joint statement submitted to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council by GWI, Graduate Women International with co-sponsoring NGOs in General Consultative Status to the ECOSOC, International Alliance of Women, Soroptimist International, Women’s Federation for World Peace, and Zonta International; and NGOs in Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC European Union of Women, FAWCO, International Council of Jewish Women, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, International Movement for Fraternal Union Among Races and Peoples and Women’s World Summit Foundation.

Download our Joint Statement for the 39th session of the Human Rights Council – Child Widowhood: A Neglected Gender and Human Rights Violation