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NGOWidows' Rights International (WRI)

WRI, Room 405 Davina House, 137-149 Goswell House, London EC1V 7ET

Telephone020 72535504
Background Information

Widows' Rights International is a small UK-based organisation, seeking to: "raise awareness and understanding of the problems encountered by widows in developing countries and post-conflict areas; promote the status of widows' rights on the international human rights agenda; [and] assist organisations in developing countries which support widows in fighting for their rights." Established in 1996, WRI originally went by the name of Empowering Widows in Development (EWD), and was founded by Margaret Owen. Charity no. 1069142. Source:


Year Created1996
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Empowering Widows in Development (EWD) (1996-2004)

Related Organisations
KeywordsDeath and bereavement; Family life; Gender; Human rights and civil liberties; International development and humanitarian aid.
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Last Edited ByRC at 22/01/2008 16:19:07