Margaret Owen

Margaret Owen OBE is a barrister and international human rights lawyer with a focus on women's rights. Her particular focus is on the status of widows in developing countries and particularly those afflicted by armed conflict, civil wars and revolution. She is the founder and Director of the international NGO Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD); is a Patron of the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and the campaign’s adviser on Kurdish women's and children’s human rights; and has co-authored reports to the European Parliament on women and girls in Kurdistan. She is well known as a writer, broadcaster, and activist on feminist issues both in the UK and globally.

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