Monday is International Widows' Day.
An estimated 115 million widows live in poverty, and 81 million have suffered physical abuse.
Abuse of widows and their children constitutes one of the most serious violations of human rights and obstacles to development today. Millions of the world’s widows endure extreme poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in law and custom.
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