Rights International is a UK based nonprofit, non-governmental
organisation working in the field of human rights for widows. We
are currently building a web-based and interactive platform for
the exchange of vital information for all those concerned with challenging
the abuse of widows.
We currently concentrate
on the situation of widows in sub-Saharan Africa. Our goals are
Support the international campaign to end harmful cultural
practices which ignore the human rights of widows and lead to
their dire poverty and social exclusion.
Raise awareness and understanding of the discrimination and
violence encountered by widows in many countries.
Continue to advocate for widows' rights to be integrated
into the human rights agendas of national and international
Promote the emergence of a vibrant and informed network of
community based groups, widows' groups, NGOs, lawyers and human
rights activists working on widowhood issues.