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About Widows' Rights International

Widows' Rights International is a UK based nonprofit, non-governmental organisation working in the field of human rights for widows. We are currently building a web-based and interactive platform for the exchange of vital information for all those concerned with challenging the abuse of widows.

We currently concentrate on the situation of widows in sub-Saharan Africa. Our goals are to:

  • Support the international campaign to end harmful cultural practices which ignore the human rights of widows and lead to their dire poverty and social exclusion.
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the discrimination and violence encountered by widows in many countries.
  • Continue to advocate for widows' rights to be integrated into the human rights agendas of national and international agencies.
  • Promote the emergence of a vibrant and informed network of community based groups, widows' groups, NGOs, lawyers and human rights activists working on widowhood issues.