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International Widows' Day is an observance that aims to raise awareness about the issues and challenges faced by widows worldwide. The day also provides an opportunity to address the vulnerability and discrimination experienced by widows in various communities.
In South Africa, the day holds significant importance due to the nation's history of apartheid, which led to the displacement, detainment, and death of numerous men. These events left widows struggling to support their families without social support, resulting in hardship and vulnerability. South Africa launched its National Policy Framework for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in 2000, which emphasized the need for improved support for widows. This framework led to various initiatives for the empowerment and protection of widows, such as the establishment of the Department of Women, Youth, and People with Disabilities. The UN officially recognized International Widows' Day in 2010, calling on governments, organizations, and communities worldwide to promote gender equality and protect the human rights of widows.
In South Africa, the day is recognized with events and programs aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by widows, alleviating their burden, and supporting sustainable solutions. The overarching aim of International Widows' Day in South Africa is to provide widows with the resources they need to rebuild their lives and thrive in their communities. 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