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Tue, 04 Sept


Committee Room 2A

WRI: Child widows and young

WRI: Child widows and young
WRI: Child widows and young

Time & Location

04 Sept 2018, 11:00 – 13:00 BST

Committee Room 2A, Houses of Parliament, Parliament Sq, London SW1A 0PW, UK

About the event

Widowhood in all its forms has huge implications for women and children the world over. One area that is rarely discussed is child widows. The increase in child marriage has led to an increase in child and young widows. This interactive panel of experts, activists and young women, will highlight the challenges, share best practice & possible solutions. There will be time for discussions and a section to glean top key actions for dissemination and implementation.


  • Caroline Ford, CEO Consortium for Street Children
  • Matt Jackson, Director, UK Office, UNFPA
  • Zarin Hainsworth OBE - Chair WRI
  • Heather Ibrahim-Leathers, CFA - President, Global
  • Fund for Widows
  • Lucy Jenkins - NAWO YWA
  • Ella Nielsen - NAWO YWA
  • Bella Brown - NAWO YWA

Event Files:

WRI HoL Event Agenda | WRI HoL Event Flyer

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