International Widows Day Quick Facts
|International Widows Day ()
|23 June 2011
|United Nations General Assembly
International Widows Day Brief
International Widows Day is celebrated every year on 23 June all over the world.
International Widows Day History
In order to bring all the widows present in the world into the mainstream of society, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) announced on 23 June 2011 to celebrate the first International Widow Day. Since the year 2011, International Widow Day is being celebrated for the upliftment of this exploited section of the world.
वBe aware that Britain's Loomba Foundation had been campaigning in the United Nations for 7 years regarding atrocities against widows around the world. With the effort of this organization, on the basis of the statistics of atrocities against widows in the United Nations, Widow Day was declared./p>
International Widows Day Objective
This day is celebrated to spread awareness about the problems of widowed women. This day throws light on the condition of widows, which shows what kind of neglect and problems they have to face in society. Most civil society organizations also ignore this neglected section of society. Usually, widows have to go through a situation like exclusion from society. The mistreatment of widows and their children is a serious violation of human rights.
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Important information related to International Widows Day:
- International Widow Day is celebrated across the world on 23 June. In order to give special recognition to the status of widows of all ages, regions and cultures, the United Nations General Assembly declared International Widow Day for the first time on 23 June 2011, which will be celebrated annually.
- Abuse of widows and their children is one of the most serious violations of human rights and one of the biggest obstacles to development today.
- Millions of widows in the world have to endure problems like poverty, exclusion, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in law and custom.
- An estimated 115 million widows live in poverty and 81 million face physical abuse.
- An estimated 40 million widows live in India. 15000 widows live alone on the streets of Vrindavan, the holy city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.
- Generally widows have to go through a situation like exclusion from the society. The mistreatment of widows and their children is a serious violation of human rights.
Widow Protection Bill:
Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, drafted a bill for the protection of widows in India. In the budget session of the Parliament, a desire was expressed to enact a Widow Protection Bill to help thousands of widows living in Vrindavan.