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Tue, 29 Jun


Virtual Event

Why Widows Matter

Why Widows Matter
Why Widows Matter

Time & Location

29 Jun 2021, 17:30 – 18:30 BST

Virtual Event

About the event

Experts & activists from around the world give their perspectives on why widows matter. Unseen and generally forgotten, the plight of widows - often just young girls - is a stain on civilization, but is also a massive loss of potential skills and resources that we can ill-afford to lose in this fast-changing world.


  • Lord Loomba - Founder International Widows’ Day
  • Susan Ferguson - UN Women Country Rep for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka
  • Eleanor Nwadinobi - President WIDO, Nigeria
  • Alais Esoto Sima – Co-ordinator at Naserian,Tanzania
  • Ken Bluestone- Head of Policy and Influencing at Age International
  • Meera Khanna - Trustee and Executive Vice President of Guild for Service
  • Negai Sangau – Masaai widow’s daughter
  • Dr Wendi Momen – Widows Rights International

Event Files:

WRI Event Page 1 | WRI Event Page 2

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