New Research on Child Widows Shared on International Widows Day

Mohinder NGO Founder
Posted June 23, 2019 from Switzerland

Today, on International Widows Day, Action on Child, Early and Forced Marriage (ACE&FM) is pleased to share its report, “Practical Guidance on Supporting Child Widows,” based on information collected from 22 countries on child widows needs and how to support them. As the first study of its kind, we hope it will have a significant impact at international, national and local levels in galvanising support for child widows.  We thank the members of World Pulse who contributed to the study and the management team.

The Full and Summary reports can be downloaded using the links below or from our website:

SummaryReport_ChildWidowsNeedsandSupport_23.6.2019_mail

FullReport-ChildWidowsNeedsandHowtoSupportThem_23June2019_mail

Our website: Actiononchildearlyandforcedmarriage.org

Please share the report widely.

Many thanks,

Mohinder Watson, Founder Action on Child, Early and Forced Marriage and

Main UN Geneva Representative, International Council of Women.

 

 

 

This story was submitted in response to International Widows' Day.

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Lisbeth
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thanks for sharing this report with us. I am yet to read it but I think its an amazing report. Pls can I share it on the social media? Hear from you. Regards

Mohinder NGO Founder

Dear Lisbeth, I am very happy for you to share the report in your networks including social media. The more people are aware of this issue the better.
I am presenting this report on Wednesday 26th June at a panel side event during the Human Rights Council in Geneva. I am also presenting it at a panel side event during the next session of CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women). All governments have to report to this committee of experts on a 4 year cycle on all aspects of discrimination against women. It is a very high profile committee in the UN, so I am happy to have these opportunities. I am also sending the report to staff I know in several UN Agencies. best regards Mohinder

Lisbeth
Jun 24
Jun 24

Wow lovely, I wish my posts about a widows camp were captured hmmm. Best wishes

Jill Langhus
Jun 24
Jun 24

Hi Mohinder,

Thanks for compiling and sharing this impressive report. I hope it will be used widely to help bring more support for child widows. I will share this post/report on my FB and Twitter. Hope you have a great day and week!

Mohinder NGO Founder

Hi Jill, many thanks for your support. I think it will definitely help, even if only to get some dialogue going. You have to have a starting point and I hope this report can be it.
Thanks for spreading the word and sharing the link to the reports.
best
Mohinder

Jill Langhus
Jun 25
Jun 25

You're very welcome:-)

Very true. Good luck:-)

No problem!

Hope you have a great week!

Beth Lacey
Jun 26
Jun 26

Thanks for sharing