Why support International Widows Day?
- 245 million widows and over 500 million children suffer in silence worldwide.
- Over 100 million widows live in poverty struggling to survive.
- Widowed women experience targeted murder, rape, prostitution, forced marriage, property theft, eviction, social isolation, and physical and psychological abuse.
- 1.5 million widows’ children die before their fifth birthday.
|A Hidden Calamity - The plight of Widows painting by Reeta Sarkar|