You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Ignorance ,disrespect, shame, worries are the only object that learned by widows. This would be the bad history that our present and future generation learning the cruelty against women, yeah that is sati system, when Male dominant society protected woman from harassment compared to nowadays was good, but they failed to treat their own family members. Despite their husband death they are pushed over the fire to contribute their life and burns all their wishes.Later ages of all struggles from the Periyar the Widow remarriage was considered. Dr. Muthulakshmi reddy widow remarriage system was brought up.
International Widow Day
The United Nation organizes June 23rd as the International Widow day since 2011. The main aim of this day to bring out the voices of the women , the struggles they face in the society. Moreover in developing countries widow women are facing the hardships in day to day living. Poverty, Violence, Health , social conflicts plays a major role in the developing countries as such the dependence over the husband family , education , Violence and abuse against them during traditional practice etc..,
Key points by UN
- There are an estimated 258 million widows around the world, and nearly one in ten live in extreme poverty.
- In some parts of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, for instance, it is reported that around 50 per cent of women are widows
- Widows are coerced into participating in harmful, degrading and even life-threatening traditional practices as part of burial and mourning rites.
We all know it is very harder for middle and rich income people to run a day in this pandemic very harder, then think about the widow , without any self dependent, children unemployment etc. That is so terrible. Help them with your kindnesses ,bind them with your peace of love .The devastating life of widow be refurbished with the spread of love and respect, human dignity towards them.