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GRIEF MATTERS UK WILL OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL WIDOWDS DAY In NOTTINGHAM on 22 June 2018 with Keynote speaker: Carole Henderson -Managing Director Grief Recovery Method.

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GRIEF MATTERS UK WILL OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL WIDOWDS DAY In NOTTINGHAM on 22 June 2018 with Keynote speaker: Carole Henderson -Managing Director Grief Recovery Method.

All individuals and community groups are welcome to come together, at The Vine Community Centre, Bobbers Mill Road, NG7 5GZ: From 10 am – 4 pm, to observe the day; raising awareness of a forgotten group of women.

The Loomba Foundation- London initiated the observance in 2005. The United Nations officially recognized it in 2010 and the first officially recognized International Widows’ Day on June 23, 2011 was marked with a conference held in the United Nations headquarters in New York. The observance falls on June 23 because Lord Loomba’s mother became a widow on that date in 1954, in India.

International Widows’ Day was introduced to address poverty and injustice faced by widows and their children in many countries. Women in many countries experience great hardship after their husbands die. They are not looked after by governments and are shunned by society.

The plight of widows, worldwide has been one of Grief Matters UK focus; since it was established in 2014. “Widows living in the UK, sometimes struggle to have their voice heard by the mainstream government system. The result is that widows can become some of the most marginalised group in society, yet are often those in greatest need, whether in terms of financial help, physical or mental health, or emotional or practical adjustments to their lives” (Women National commission)
http://wnc.equalities.gov.uk/work-of-the-wnc/widows

“Empowering widows through access to adequate health care, education, decent work, full participation in decision-making and public life, and lives free of violence and abuse, would give them a chance to build a secure life after bereavement. Importantly, creating opportunities for widows can also help to protect their children and avoid the cycle of inter-generational poverty and deprivation.
Towards progress for widows -“International Widows Day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows – too long invisible, uncounted and ignored.” (United Nations)

http://www.un.org/en/events/widowsday/

Lilieth Wade/ griefmattersuk@gmail.com 07535678320
www.griefmatters.co.uk
www.widowsaffairsinternational.co.uk

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