Petition UN, sign up for June 23rd, a Zero Maltreatment Day for widows.
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JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST WIDOWS' MALTREATMENT:
There are over 23 million widows facing Human Rights violations in Africa alone today. These numbers are more than the populations of Belgium and Greece.
We can stop these numbers from growing and bring it down to ZERO by signing this petition to the UN , for the declaration of June 23rd, as a zero maltreatment day for widows across the world.
THE PRESENT REALITY:
June 23rd of every year is declared as International Widows’ Day by the United Nations to raise awareness of the violation of human rights that widows suffer in many countries following the death of their spouses.
In many countries with traditional societies, women find themselves left in poverty when their husband dies. In some countries, these women find themselves denied of inheritance and land rights, evicted from their homes, ostracized and abused. The children of widows also often find themselves affected, withdrawn from school and more vulnerable to abuse, especially in the case of girls.
International Widows Day works to encourage action in achieving full rights for widows, highlighting the need for more research and statistics into violence, discrimination and poverty suffered by widows and develop policies and programmes to address the problem.
The ultimate goal of the day is to develop resources and policy to empower widows and allow them to have access to education, work, healthcare and lives free of violence and abuse. Enabling them to create a life for themselves and their children following the death of their husband and ending a cycle of poverty and abuse.
Unfortunately, widows still face maltreatment on this day, despite the day being set aside to address their human rights violation.
Let’s demand today from the families and the communities to say no to widows’ maltreatment and make June 23rd, a Zero maltreatment day for widows.
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