International WidowsDay

June 23

The United Nations celebrates the International Widows Day to make voices of widows heard, their experiences known and to mobilize support for them

For women the loss of a partner is magnified by struggle for their basic rights and dignity. Armed conflicts, wars, displacement and migration leave tens of thousands of women widowed.

The Syrian war has left – according to modest estimates – 530 thousand widows
and one out of every 6 women lost her husband during the war

The new draft constitution shall guarantee the unique needs of widows at the forefront, and shall guarantee non-discrimination or racism against them.
It shall protect them from poverty, violence and health hazards;
it shall note their inclusion in peacebuilding processes and it shall guarantee their legitimate rights stipulated in international law, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women.

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