International Widows' Day

International Widows' Day

Share your story in support of widows.

International Widows’ Day is 23 June. World Pulse seeks stories about the unique challenges widows face across the world.

Share your story by Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM GMT.

Of the estimated 258 million widows worldwide, one in 10 lives in extreme poverty. In many places, widows are ostracized and vilified. Customs and laws fuel economic insecurity, and widows face increased rates of physical, emotional, and sexual violence.

Together, we are sharing our stories to lift up widows and offer support. 

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Are you (or a friend or family member) widowed? What do you want people to know about your experience?
  • How are widows treated in your community? Are there myths or beliefs that perpetuate abuses?
  • Do you work on behalf of widows? Share about your challenges and successes.
  • Are you hosting or attending an event to mark 23 June? Tell us about your plans.
  • Share your vision for how widows can best be supported. What can we, and the international community, do to make this vision a reality?

This International Widows' Day, we are shedding light on the abuses widows face so that together, we can raise awareness of the cultural discrimination many women face.

Of the estimated 258 million widows worldwide, one in 10 lives in extreme poverty. In many places, widows are ostracized and vilified. Customs and laws fuel economic insecurity, and widows face increased rates of physical, emotional, and sexual violence.

Together, we are sharing our stories to lift up widows and offer support. 

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Are you (or a friend or family member) widowed? What do you want people to know about your experience?
  • How are widows treated in your community? Are there myths or beliefs that perpetuate abuses?
  • Do you work on behalf of widows? Share about your challenges and successes.
  • Are you hosting or attending an event to mark 23 June? Tell us about your plans.
  • Share your vision for how widows can best be supported. What can we, and the international community, do to make this vision a reality?

This International Widows' Day, we are shedding light on the abuses widows face so that together, we can raise awareness of the cultural discrimination many women face.

Share your story by Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM GMT.
International Widows' Day
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