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International Widows' Day is a global observance aimed to raise awareness of the issues faced by widows worldwide. The day aims to highlight the societal stigmas and economic and legal obstacles that widows experience in many countries, particularly in developing nations. It also seeks to encourage actions to promote their rights, well-being, and empowerment.
In New Zealand, there are approximately 55,000 widows, with around 12% of the female population aged 65 years and over being widows. They face various challenges, including loneliness, social isolation, financial difficulties, and discrimination. Widows who are also caregivers may have additional responsibilities that impact their physical and mental well-being.
International Widows' Day is typically marked in New Zealand through subtle gestures, such as wearing purple or white ribbons, organizing events that raise awareness of the plight of widows, and sharing relevant stories and messages on social media platforms. However, specific activities that honor widows may vary depending on local traditions and cultural norms. International Widows' Day is observed annually on June 23 each year.
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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