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Reports and Actions

WRI monitors a range of sources for reports that are of interest to our cause.

Some of these reports have been curated by our team here, and can be viewed or downloaded below.

They're in PDF format; most browsers will be able to view them for you, but you may need to download and install Acrobat Reader otherwise for free here. We also produce an occasional newsletter - these can be viewed here.


The silent sufferers: Child widows of today's world

Widows' Rights International 2024

Confronting Harmful Traditional Practices Against Widows

Widows' Rights International 2023

16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women:

Widows' Rights International 2023

WRI statement on Gaza (December)

Widows' Rights International 2023

Addressing Women's Pension Poverty in the UK:

Widows' Rights International 2023

WRI Resilience

Widows' Rights International 2023

WRI statement on the situation in Gaza (November)

Widows' Rights International 2023

WRI Theory of Change

Widows' Rights International

WRI Statement for CSW68

Widows' Rights International 2023

GWR Statement for CSW68

Graduate Women International

Status of Widows in South Asia

South Asian Network for Widows Empowered in Development

Summary Report on the Activities

Algerian Women's Association

CSW67 Statement

UN Economic and Social Council 2023

WRI Statement for CSW66

Widows' Rights International 2023

CSW65 Joint Statement

UN Economic and Social Council 2021

An important new resource guide by Dr Mohinder Watson

Action on child, early and forced marriage 2021

WRI Statement for CSW64

Widows' Rights International 2020

CSW64 Joint Statement

UN Economic and Social Council 2020

2020 statement of Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD) for International Widows Day

Widows for Peace through Democracy

Statement for International Widows Day

by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Outcomes Document from the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

UN Economic and Social Council 2019

WRI Statement for CSW63

Widows' Rights International 2019

IWD Widows Briefing Paper and Action Guide

The Loomba Foundation

WRI Oral Statement

Human Rights Council Session 41

Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report

United Nations 2018

Pressing for progress: women’s rights and gender equality in 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission 2018

WRI Statement for CSW62

Widows' Rights International 2018

This UNICEF Global Programme aims to end the obscenity of child marriage


Sexual + gender violence in Bangladesh

British High Commission 2017

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2017 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2017

Loomba Foundation: Twenty successful years fighting injustice against widows

The Loomba Foundation 2017


WRI partner Global Fund for Widows led the campaign to get a UN Resolution on widows

Here is the infographic on the General Assembly Resolution

CSW63 Agreed Actions for Social Protections

Widows' Rights International

Graduate Women International (GWI) and Statement Cosponsors Call on States to Harness Sport's Potential and Positive Impact on Women and Girls Education

Graduate Women International (GWI)

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