International Widow Day 23 June is celebrated across the world. The day aims to mobilize support for widows and spread awareness about their condition. Many women across the world face challenges after losing their life partner and make a long-term struggle for basic needs, their human rights and dignity. International Widow Day is a day of action to address the “poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries”. The main objective of the activities is to create awareness about the condition of widows and protect their rights.
International Widow Day 2022: Theme
The theme of last year’s International Widow Day was “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”. This year’s theme – “Sustainable Solutions for Financial Freedom of Widow” Is .
International Widow Day 2022: Significance
The Widow’s Day page on the United Nations website states that the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, migration and displacement have left thousands of women newly widowed.
International Widow Day: History
- Establishment of this day The Loomba Foundation To raise awareness about the issue of widowhood.
- 23 June was chosen as the day to mark International Widow Day because on this day 1954 Lord Loomba’s mother in Smt. Pushpa Vati Loomba Was widowed.
- The first International Widow Day took place in 2005 and was initiated by Lord Loomba and the foundation’s president, Cheri Blair.
- This day was formally recognized by the United Nations 21 December 2010 The sixth edition was adopted as International Widow Day.
- Since 2011, 23 June has been observed as International Widow Day by the United Nations.
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