International Widow Day is observed every year on
, United Nations observes 23 june as
International Widow Day.
Theme of International Widow Day 2022 is "
Sustainable Solutions for Widows Financial Independence
has been observing widow day since
, before it was acknowledged by the UN.
June 23 was picked as Widow Day because
Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba
, the mother of the organization's founder, Rajinder Paul Loomba,
lost her husband on this day in 1954.
It is estimated that
widows are around the world and nearly
1 out of every 10
widows live in extreme poverty.
Millions of widows of the world have to face problems like
poverty, violence, exclusion, homelessness, ill health
& discrimination in law and society.
It is estimated that about
widows are forced to live in
This day is observed to
address the injustice & poverty
that millions of widows and their dependents experience globally.
It is urged on this day that initiative must be taken to
improve the condition of widowed women
all over the world ,
So that they can lead a
like the rest of the people and
get equal rights.
One should not forget that widow women are also a part of our own society, that's why
everyone should respect her.
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