Widows: Loss, Land, and the Law

Join the Rapoport Center for a conversation with award-winning journalist Cynthia Gorney about her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic projectFor Widows, Life After Loss.

Worldwide, there are about 259 million widows. Nearly half live in poverty. Even where laws protect their rights, widows are sometimes mistreated.

In Uganda, as in many other parts of the world, widowhood is a sentence to a life of misery. After her husband died, Betty Nanozi was robbed of everything she owned, twice. Her cow was beaten to death. Her land was forcefully taken from her.

Gorney will be joined by Pulitzer Center executive director Jon Sawyer. They will discuss both the field research behind her project—in India and Bosnia as well as Uganda—and how that reflects patterns of discrimination that are all too common across the globe.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111) 727 E Dean Keeton St., Austin TX

Event Type

World & Culture

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public



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