International Widow’s Day is an observed day celebrated on every 23rd Day of June every year. The day commemorates with the widows all over the world and sympathise with them over the conditions they found themselves after they became widows and also to assist them in the some way.
A widow is a woman whose spouse has died and who has not married again.
A widower is a man whose spouse has died.
Widowship results from different course and this is the concerns of the day where (Civil Societies Organisations (CSO) Community Based Organization(CBO) and other NGOs as well as government agencies who are out to support them on how best to manage their lives in this critical time. The treatment of widows and widowers around the world varies. The day was aimed at enlightening the world over on the need to cater for a widow around you and your environment.
Activities to commemorate the day may range from seminars, rallies and sensitization to create awareness on the need for the empowerment of the widows and to engage them in one skill or the other, to teach them on how to manage their life and the children left behind by their spouses.
Jumali and Mamman Dawee Foundation who in one way or the other have directly or indirectly have targeted widows as some of their beneficiaries join the world over to observe the day and together call on everyone all over the world to support the widows and widowers so as to become self-reliant and to manage themselves and the left over children or at least have a widow that you will be taking of their responsibilities and that of the children.
Happy International Widows Day from JTSLTA/MDSCF

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