Today the world celebrates international widow’s day just to commiserate with women who have lost their life partners. There are an estimated 258 million widows around the world, and nearly one in ten live in extreme poverty. The United Nations observes June 23rd as international Widows Day since 2011; this is to draw attention to the voices and experiences of widows and to stimulate the unique support that they need. It is the day of action the United Nations chooses to address the poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries.
Losing someone is never easy and having to live life without your partner’s love and support is even harder, especially when you throw in the care for children and all.
For women all over the world, the loss is even bigger as they have to struggle for their basic needs, rights and dignity.
That is why today being the International Widow’s Day 2020, we hosted some widows at our center to listen to their stories and support them with food items to last for at least two weeks.
This would not have been possible without your help and support, and that is why we appreciate our highly esteemed partners/ supporters like @hungerproject, @vamawaves foundation, @lagosfoodbank, @givefood whose support makes us inspire hope and smiles on the faces of the most vulnerable ones living in the slum.
With your support, we will do more!
Dreams from the slum
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