It can be said that there is no group more affected by the sin of omission than widows. They are painfully absent from the statistics of many developing countries, and they are rarely mentioned in the multitude of reports on women’s poverty, development, health or human rights published in the last twenty-five years. Growing evidence of their vulnerability, both socio-economic and psychological (evident from the quotes cited above), now challenges many conventional views and assumptions about this “invisible” group of women.

Read the report: Widowhood: invisible women, secluded or excluded


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