International Widows'Day 2022: History, Significance & Quotes
To raise awareness of their rights and social protection, the world celebrates International Widows Day.
On June 23, the world celebrates International Widows' Day. The purpose of the day is to raise support for widows and awareness of their situation.
International Widows Day
Around the world, there are thought to be close to 258 million widows. According to the United Nations, about one in ten widows are living in extreme poverty.
violence, situations involving and inheritance challenges are a few of the major problems that widows face on a global scale. Therefore, certain programmes and regulations must be implemented in order to tackle these concerns and protect the rights of widows
Widow's day June 23
Widow's day history
In the year 2010, the United Nations acknowledged 23 June as International Widows' Day. The global body mainly focused on highlighting the experiences of widows and the assistance they require
According to the UN, the day is a call for action for achieving full rights and recognition for widows. This special day plays an important in strengthening the voices of widows, who face discrimination and hardships in every corner of the globe.
Widow’ is a word I never thought would describe me, but I had to learn to deal with that - Eve Arden, American film actress
Human rights are for everyone and not contingent on marital status. For many widows, losing their husband also means losing rights, income, and possibly their children.
- Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN
I am a woman above everything else - Jacqueline Kennedy, former first lady of the United States.
- Jacqueline Kennedy, former first lady of the United States