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More care needed for South Asian widows and single women

May 28, 2012

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Posted on 28 May 2012. Aisha FarooqWVoN co-editor Supporters of women’s rights across South Asia gathered last week in Islamabad to discuss better care policies for widows and single women. Hosted by the Aurat Foundation and the South Asian Network for Widows’ Empowerment in Development (SANWED), the two-day workshop sought to uncover and resolve the […]

War Widows Turn to Sex Work in Sri Lanka

May 11, 2012

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By Feizal Samath At a makeshift school in northern Sri Lanka. Credit:Feizal Samath/IPS NGOs involved in development work – housing, livelihood development and infrastructure – are allowed in, while those that raise awareness on issues like peace, trauma or women’s rights are discouraged. “The moment you say you are from an NGO, there are issues,” […]

Cameroon Takes Strides to Empower Widows, Eliminate Traditional Rituals

August 11, 2011

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by Courtesy of CAMAUW“The rites are so inhumane, such that one would not want her daughter to marry into a tribe with such customs.”– Margeret Tarla, widow by Irene Zih Fon 08/11/2011 by Courtesy of CAMAUW DOUALA, CAMEROON – Margeret Tarla, a mother of four, says her father married her off to his friend before […]

Cameroon Takes Strides to Empower Widows, Eliminate Traditional Rituals

August 11, 2011

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by Courtesy of CAMAUW“The rites are so inhumane, such that one would not want her daughter to marry into a tribe with such customs.”– Margeret Tarla, widow by Irene Zih Fon 08/11/2011 by Courtesy of CAMAUW DOUALA, CAMEROON – Margeret Tarla, a mother of four, says her father married her off to his friend before […]