'Save a Widow' campaign without frontiers

'Save a Widow' campaign without frontiers

'Save a Widow' campaign without frontiers

A human rights organization that has been focused on China's forced abortion policies is expanding its reach.

Women's Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide, and sexual slavery in China, is continuing to work in China through its "Save a Widow" campaign to support impoverished widows in the country and is now providing help to widows in Uganda in Africa.

Littlejohn, Reggie (Women's Rights Without Frontiers) Littlejohn

"There is one widow that we are supporting -- she gave birth to 10 kids, and only one of them made it to adulthood," coalition founder Reggie Littlejohn details as an example of who the campaign is helping. "She's just broken by seeing the death of nine of her children, to say nothing of the fact that she's completely destitute and has no one to take care of her."

So, Women's Rights Without Frontiers provides her with money to help with food and medicine.

Meanwhile, other women have been left with no support after their sons, husbands, and/or fathers have fallen victim to AIDS.

"There's a lot of widows in, for example, Nigeria, and the situation that's happening there that we could help," Littlejohn notes. "It just is all a matter of how much support, how much resources do we have to reach people in these very desperate situations."

As support grows, Women's Rights Without Frontiers will spread the program beyond Uganda to wherever the funds take them in Africa.