About Widows' Rights International
Rights International is a small 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
- 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
- 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.