Join Us on Capitol Hill to Celebrate International Widows Day!


Ending the World's Silence on Widows:
Opportunities for Leadership around the World


Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 9-10:30am

Rayburn House Office, Rm. 2075
45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20515


Moderated by: Ms. Zain Asher, CNN Anchor

Opening Remarks:
H.E. Ambassador Hilda Suka-Mafudze, African Union Ambassador to the United States

Keynote Address:
High Commissioner Callista Mutharika, Former First Lady of Malawi

The Honourable Ms. Baindu Dassama, Minister of Social Welfare, Sierra Leone
Karen Fowler, Co-Founder of Pour Les Femmes
Ms. Heather Ibrahim-Leathers, Founder of Global Fund for Widows

Special Guest:
Mr. Vikas Khanna, Chef, Humanitarian, & Global Goodwill Ambassador for Widows

Closing Remarks:
Ms. Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official, Dept. of State Office of Global Women's Issues


Registration for this event is free.
A light breakfast will be served.


This event marks the first official commemoration of International Widows Day since the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution, "Addressing the Situation of Widows."


Hosted by the Global Fund for Widows

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