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Deeply Talks: Widows' Rights

June 22, 2018 | 10:00AM EDT
In many parts of the world, the loss of a husband is just the first in a lifetime of tragedies a widow must endure. Widows can be stigmatized, stripped of their inheritance and property rights, and denied the chance to find work. Neglected by authorities and overlooked by researchers, widows are often invisible, left to raise their children and care for their relatives in poverty. On Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m. ET, ahead of International Widows Day, join us for a 30-minute conversation with leading experts on issues affecting widows and the unique disadvantages they face as they try to earn a living and care for their families. We will be joined by Roseline Orwa, director of the Rona Foundation; Risto Harma, of the Loomba Foundation; and Bethany Brown, a researcher at Human Rights Watch. The discussion will be moderated by Women’s Advancement Deeply senior editor, Jumana Farouky. If you’d like to ask our editors or guests a question or share your insights, please include any comments on your registration form; email it to our community editor Jihii Jolly (; or tweet us @womenND using the hashtag #DeeplyTalks.

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