HRC Geneva June 2018

Widows Development Organisation (WiDO) cosponsored a panel with Widows Rights International at the United Nations Human Rights Council session 38 in Geneva, Switzerland Title:Child Widows Forgotten HumanRights Tuesday 3 July 2018, Palais Nations UN Geneva Room

Global Fund for Widows (GFW) grant April 2018

The Global Fund for Widows (GFW) provided a grant to Widows Development Organisation (WiDO), for the Economic empowerment through oil mill cooperative in six communities of Umuegwu, Umuahia North LGA of Abia State. The project seeks Reduction of violence against women especially widows. Increased empowerment of women through palm oil processing. Improved access to credit 

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UN Commission on the Status of Women(CSW) meeting March 2018

Widows Development Organisation (WiDO) CSW 62 2018 panel, was held at the Drew Room in Church Center, New York, USA in collaboration with : Win-Dream Life International (WIDIC) Nkomo Organization Theme: Confronting Female Violence and Vulnerabilities Moderated by Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi (Founder and President of WiDO) Panellists: Lead Panellist: Her Excellency Hon Justice Suzette NyesomWike  

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WIDOWS DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY

WIDOWS DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION  TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY,  LAUNCH IN ABIA STATE AND OUTREACH IN UMUAGUNGULORI VILLAGE, UMUEGWU, AFUGIRI, UMUAHIA DECEMBER 31st 2015 WIdows Development Organisation celebrated its 20th Anniversary by holdings widows outreach in Umuagungulori village in Umegwu , Umuahia, Abia State. The President I’d WiDO gave a talk on coping strategies for widows. This included the 

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PARTICIPATION AT THE 60th SESSION OF ( CSW)

WIDOWS DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION PARTICIPATION AT THE 60th SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ( CSW), NEW YORK Widows Development Organisation (WiDO ) hosted a parallel event at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  60th Session  at the Salvation Army Auditorium  on Monday 21st March Titled “Widows of violent conflict ” 

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Not Yet Uhuru with Widows’ Rights

By Ebele Orakpo Mrs. K has just lost her husband. She is distraught. Her three children aged 5, 7 and 9 years gathered around her, wondering what was going on. Friends and neighbours were coming to console her. A few hours later, a man and a woman walked in and suddenly, the woman walked straight 

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International Widows’ Day

By Ebele Orakpo Today, June 23, is the International Widows’ Day; a day set aside two years ago by the United Nations General Assembly. The declaration calls on member-states and other international organisations to end all negative practices associated with widowhood. Speaking with Vanguardrecently, President of Enugu-based Widows Development Organisation (WiDO), Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi said 

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