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Rethinking Empowerment of Widows in South East Asia Pacific

Did you know single women (widows) in Nepal are still fighting for their basic human rights?
Hindu widows may no longer have to follow sati pratha (burning alive on the death pyre of her husband) or shave their hair off, but the customary practices and discriminatory legal provisions continue to deprive widows of their basic human rights, therefore, widows of this age are a “living sati”. Widows are forced to face the discriminatory laws and customary practices, resulting into the lack of inheritance, restrictions on diet, mobility, social networking and education etc.

Register to attend to learn if anything has changed and how is the social movement changing lives of single women (widows) of Nepal and South East Asia Pacific?

There are 245 million widows around the world, of whom 100 million live in poverty

(Source: Invisible Forgotten Sufferers- the Plight of Widows around the World, by V.Dutt & R. F Harma,Loomba Foundation/ Konark Publishers, Delhi, 2010)

We thank Friends of Nepal, Mr Richard Sharpe, Ms Joyce Lewis and Mr Harish Velji for their support in organising this event.



Can I contact anyone to support, sponsor and/or for media coverage on the event?

Yes, sponsors call details available. Please contact, Anjana Regmi via on [email protected]

I am not registered to attend the 4th ACFID International Conference, can I attend the 16 days campaign event at UTS?

Yes, please follow the registration process.

For conference attendees- please select conference registration option

For UTS staff, student or alumni- please select option avilable for you

For non-conference attendees and non- UTS staff, student and alumni- please select others

If you are a UTS staff attending the conference, kindly book under only one criteria that is most applicable for you.

Do I have to bring my printed registration sheet to the event?

Yes, if possible.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, please bring the printed registration/ticket to the event.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Yes, there are paid parkings available, however, public transport is highly recommended.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

No food or drinks allowed inside the venue.

Where can I contact the organiser with any other questions?

Via email, [email protected]

Can I update my registration information?



Date(s) - 22/11/2013
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Guthrie Theatre, UTS Building 6

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