Eleanor Nwadinobi, president of the Widows Development Organisation in Nigeria, is a medical doctor and expert on issues of gender, health and human rights. Meera Khanna is a social activist, writer and a trustee of Guild for Service, a nongovernment organization empowering marginalized women across India. She has served on two expert committees on widows, on the Supreme Court of India and the National Commission for Women. She also serves on the civil society advisory group for the UN Women office for India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan.

  •  June 17, 2019 
For many women around the world, the death of a spouse is magnified by many losses — of their social status, marital home, land, property, social security, dignity and, sometimes, their children. But men, on the other hand, lose none of their human rights while usually gaining support in starting a new chapter in …

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