Advocacy

United Nations Refugee Summit,
UN General Assembly, NY
2016

GFW has been a tireless advocate for widows at the UN General Assembly, underscoring that nearly 50% of the world’s refugees are either WIDOWS or children of widows. Their unique needs such as inability to claim their own nationality must be addressed.

Human Rights Council
Geneva, Switzerland
2016

In an illuminating and shocking speech at the Human Rights Council, the GFW exposed the institutionalized and systemic violations of human rights endured by widows across the globe.

Commission on the Status of Women 60th Session
United Nations, NY
2016

At the CSW60, GFW hosted a panel of courageous and trailblazing widows’ advocates from around the world, including Iraq, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Ghana, and human rights defenders from the UK. The shocking violations of human rights and violations of women’s rights exposed during the panel are leading to various advances by governments and human rights groups.

Video7Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 2011 : Global Fund for Widows illuminates on “Why Widows” and the direct link between widowhood and global poverty.

Video8Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 2011 : Global Fund for Widows illuminates on “Why Widows” and the direct link between widowhood and global poverty.