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International Widows Day 2023: Theme, History and Significance

International Widows Day 2023: Theme, History and Significance – Each year, International Widows Day is celebrated on June 23 to shed light on the plight of millions of widows facing poverty. The main objective of International Widows Day is to create an opportunity to advocate the daily struggles in the life of a widow, thereby shedding light on the importance of creating new opportunities, policies, and provisions for their survival.

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International Widows Day History

  • In 2005, The Loomba Foundation established the first-ever International Widows Day.
  • It was on June 23, 1954, when the founder’s mother Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba lost her husband.
  • The Loomba Foundation was founded to raise awareness about widows all around the world who suffer and live in poverty.

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International Widows Day 2023 Theme

In 2023, the theme of International Widows Day is ‘Innovation and technology for gender equality’.

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