Commission on the Status of Women
61st Session United Nations, NY 2017
At the CSW61, GFW hosted a parallel event titled Widowhood: Economic Empowerment and Achieving the SDGs. Our panel included widows’ advocates from Iraq, India, Nigeria, Nepal, and human rights defenders from the USA, Italy, and UK. The panel illuminated the necessity of economically empowering widows and its impact to achieving SDG 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 11.