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International Widows' Day is a global observance dedicated to highlighting the struggles faced by widows across the world and raising awareness about the unique challenges they confront. It aims to advocate for their rights, their children's rights, and their full participation in society. The significance of this day extends not just to the grief associated with losing a partner, but also to issues such as poverty, mental health, social stigma, legal challenges, and marginalisation.
The United Nations General Assembly designated International Widows' Day in 2010, recognising the lack of reliable data and effective policies to address the marginalisation experienced by widows. In Australia, a country where social welfare and equality are core values, this day serves as a reminder of the necessity to consider the needs of this often-overlooked group. The observance of this day encourages Australians to reflect on the plight of widows both locally and globally, thus promoting empathy and support towards them.
To mark International Widows' Day, various events are organised by civil society organisations and government agencies in Australia to draw attention to the plight of widows. These activities often involve public awareness campaigns, fundraising drives, and discussions aiming to create lasting change by challenging traditional stereotypes and cultural practices. Australians are encouraged to join in these activities, supporting the cause and helping bring deserved change to the lives of widows around the world. International Widows' Day is observed annually on June 23rd.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: Widows Day www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Facts www.reuters.com: Global Number of Widows Rises as War and Disease Take Toll www.incharge.org: InCharge widows in the U.S. 2021