«Rural Widowhood: Culture, COVID, Conflicts & Climate Crisis»

by Widows for Peace through Development & Co-Sponsor GCAP

On Tuesday, March 14th 2023, Widows for Peace through Development and co-sponsor, the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) invite you to our CSW67 Parallel Event «Rural Widowhood: Culture, COVID, Conflicts & Climate Crisis»

Click to register here.  (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and link for the meeting. )

Our purpose is to activate implementation of the 2022 UNGA Widowhood  Resolution, UNSCR 1325, the WPD Widows Charter and the SDGs.


Our speakers represent marginalised widows in context either by country or expertise.

  • Roseline Orwa, Founder and CEO, Rona Foundation (Kenya);

  • Jacqueline Musugani, Initiatives des Femmes en Situations Difficiles pour le  Développement Durable et Intégré, IFESIDDI (Congo);

  • Caroline Uskikpedo-Oliseowe, Executive Director, Noble Delta Women for  Peace & Development Intl (Nigeria), Widows Alert for Empowerment  & GCAP Africa Representative;

  • Dianah Kamande HSC, Founder/Executive Director, ComeTogther, Widows  & Orphans Organization (Kenya).

  • Harriet Adong, Foundation for Integrated Rural Development – FIRD  (Uganda) (tbc)


  • Lopa Banerjee, Executive Coordinator of the Generation Equality Forum and  Director of the Civil Society Division at UN Women.

  • Irene Chinje, Area President, East, West and Central Africa Associated  Country Women of the World (ACWW);

  • Yemi Falayajo, Deputy Representative of UN Women in Liberia Moderator/Chair

  • Susan O’Malley, WPD UN Representative and IFBPW UN Representative

Read the full programme here.