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Saturday, 22 June 2013

International Widows’ Day 2013, 23 June

Día Internacional de las Viudas, 23 de junio.
 Международный день вдов, 23 июня.
 Journée internationale des veuves, 23 juin.
 International Widows’ Day, 23 June.
 国际丧偶妇女日, 6月23日.
 اليوم الدولي للأرامل

United Nations Secretary-General’s Message for 2013

No woman should lose her rights when she loses her husband – but an estimated 115 million widows live in poverty, and 81 million have suffered physical abuse.

Girls married to much older men are especially vulnerable.

Let us use International Widows’ Day to advocate for the rights of all widows so they can enjoy better lives and realize their great potential to contribute to our world.
Ban Ki-moon

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