WIDOWS FOR PEACE THROUGH DEMOCRACY (wpd)

WIDOWS FOR PEACE THROUGH DEMOCRACY (wpd)

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WIDOWS FOR PEACE THROUGH DEMOCRACY (wpd)

WPD 's mission (the only iNGO in the world working for widows) is to promote awareness of the low status of widows (of all ages), represent them in the context of their needs and roles and to ensure that they and their children enjoy their full human rights in accordance with international standards.

WPD as the umbrella organisation for widows' organisations in many developing, and in particular conflict-afflicted countries, brings these hitherto unheard voices up to the international level at the UN, and to the UK government, in order to ensure that policies respond to widows' needs and support their crucial roles in development, conflict resolution and prevention, justice, poverty reduction and protection of women and girls, widows and wives of the missing from harmful traditional practices, sexual abuse, forced remarriage, and marginalisation.

It s vision is to see a world where widows are no longer victims of discrimination and abuse but can play their full role in their communities and society generally

Founded 2006