In memoriam - Nadia Shmigel

IN MEMORIAM - Nadia Shmigel


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Nadia Shmigel, a staunch supporter of the work of the NGO Committee on Ageing, particularly with reference to older women and advocacy efforts to elaborate a convention to protect the rights of older persons. Nadia was a political refugee from Ukraine to the United States where she obtained a master’s degree in psychological social work,  raised a son and daughter, worked in social services helping drug-affected families in South Bronx and eventually contributed to the work of the United Nations through involvement in NGOs, including the NGO Committee on the Status of Women and the NGO Committee on the Family (which she chaired for a number of years).  Nadia joined an assisted living facility on Long Island in 2019 and sadly passed away on 9 April 2020, as a result of Covid-19.  She was 87 years old.  

nadia shmigel, with son, Peter, 2019

Peter Shmigel & Nadia, 2019

The link to the obituary written by her son Peter is here:  https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/covid-19-took-my-beloved-mother-but-in-every-way-she-is-greater-than-this-virus-20200413-p54jh4.html



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