EVENTS


WRI is pleased to be part of several major events in the global NGO calendar, including the UN's Commission on the Status of Women - CSW

Amplifying the voices on ending Child Marriages,
and on Widows’ Rights

19 March 2021, 14h30-16h30 GMT

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Speakers:

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Chief Executive – Rozaria Memorial Trust
Luci Chikowero, USA Director – Rozaria Memorial Trust
Zarin Hainsworth, Chair – UK Civil Society Women’s Alliance & Chair – WRI
Mohinder Watson, Founder – Action on Child Early & Forced Marriage/International Council of Women
Dianah Kamande, Founder – Come together widows and orphans organization
Lynn Everson, Trustee – WRI

Despite SDG 5.3 aiming to reduce child marriage, there are still around 12 million girls aged under 18 being married every year. The plight of child widows and their stigmatisation are seldom addressed – particularly in the Global North.

Widows as decision-makers: a positive role model

24 March 2021, 13h30-15h30 GMT

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Speakers:

Dianah Kamande, Founder – Come together widows and orphans organization
Zarin Hainsworth, Chair – UK Civil Society Women’s Alliance & Chair – WRI
Wendi Momen, Exec Cttee Member, UK Civil Society Women’s Alliance & Trustee – WRI
Eleanor Nwadinobi, International President – Widows Development Organisation
Alais Sima, Coordinator - Naserian Maasai Widows Foundation
Charlotte Moore
Edward Lenanu Laizer – Coordinator of Maasai 21st Century organization
Lynn Everson, Trustee – WRI

The aim of this interactive event is to highlight the role of widows as positive agents of change within their communities. We look forward to hearing different perspectives of how to enable widows to assume decision making roles and to share examples of best practice. We hope the event will give inspiration and provide an example of the importance of highlighting the contribution of widows to society.