Monday is International Widows’ Day.An estimated 115 million widows live in poverty, and 81 million have suffered physical abuse. Abuse of widows and their children constitutes one of the most serious violations of human rights and obstacles to development today. Millions of the world’s widows endure extreme poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in law and custom.

Monday is International Widows’ Day.

An estimated 115 million widows live in poverty, and 81 million have suffered physical abuse. 

Abuse of widows and their children constitutes one of the most serious violations of human rights and obstacles to development today. Millions of the world’s widows endure extreme poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in law and custom.

UN Women has launched  a year-long campaign on gender equality today, 22 May!
It will feature fantastic content and monthly social media activities, all under the theme of “Empowering women, empowering humanity. Picture it!”  In 1995, the Beijing Platform for Action created a blueprint, a promise for gender equality. Twenty years later, progress has been made, but challenges remain. How do you picture gender equality? What action will you take to close the gap? #Beijing20
Join +UN Women and partners now for an all-day Tweetathon to kick off the #Beijing20 campaign !

UN Women has launched  a year-long campaign on gender equality today, 22 May!

It will feature fantastic content and monthly social media activities, all under the theme of “Empowering women, empowering humanity. Picture it!”

In 1995, the Beijing Platform for Action created a blueprint, a promise for gender equality. Twenty years later, progress has been made, but challenges remain. How do you picture gender equality? What action will you take to close the gap? #Beijing20

Join +UN Women and partners now for an all-day Tweetathon to kick off the #Beijing20 campaign !