Women2000: Widowhood: invisible women, secluded or excluded

This issue of Women2000 provides an overview of the situation of widows across the globe, and their particular vulnerability to marginalization and invisibility across different regions of the world. It focuses on those regions where the need for action to eliminate discrimination against widows is most urgent, and examines issues such as poverty, armed conflict, lack of education and training, health, violence, and economic marginalization from the perspective of widowhood. It provides suggestions on how to protect women and raise awareness about the situation of widows.

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Bibliographic information

Resource type: Assessments

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2001

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)