International Widows’ Day 2020: Theme, History and Why this day is important?

International Widows’ Day 2020 will be seen on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020. This is an appreciation day that is watched all through the world to talk about the difficulties that widows face when their spouses kick the bucket. Aside from this universal day, a National Widows’ Day is additionally seen on the third of May each year in the United States. Regardless of whether it is National Widows’ Day or International Widows’ Day, the two days are assigned to feature the issues of widows and urge individuals to help widows in battling against the difficulties of life.

What is International Widow’s Day?

The International Widow’s Day plans to address destitution and foul play looked by a large number of widows and their wards in numerous nations. This day is an activity by The Loomba Foundation, a NGO situated in London, United Kingdom, and was propelled at the House of Lords in London on 26 May 2005. In progression to the dispatch, the Loomba Foundation drove a five-year-long worldwide battle for UN acknowledgment. They succeeded when in 2010, the UN in a consistent choice, embraced International Widow’s Day as a yearly worldwide day of activity by the UN General Assembly.

Theme of International Widows’ Day 2020

“Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”

Theme 2020 for International Widows’ Day is “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”. The United Nations recognizes that widows are imperceptible to policymakers when they attract out national arrangements to address the issues of residents. Arrangements center upon normal residents, workers, jobless youth, and other enduring portions of society anyway widows are not viewed as qualified to be talked about in strategy making gatherings. This is a condemnable demonstration that in excess of 258 million individuals are disregarded completely by the policymakers simply because they are widows. Customarily, widows are viewed as a pointless resource of society since they engage in the skirmish of endurance and they can do little as far as significant errands. As of now, worldwide initiative joined at the UNO stage disheartens any such articulation and it is contended that widows can do a great deal for their countries if their vitality and potential are channelized. It is fundamental to free them from the danger of essential needs shortage with the goal that they would perform profitable errands. Topic 2020 of International Widows’ Day worries after featuring the issues of this disregarded network to make the world increasingly wonderful.

History of International Widows’ Day

Loomba Foundation is credited with observing International Widow’s Day just because in 2005. Loomba Foundation was established by Raj Loomba and Indian national. In 1997, Raj alongside his significant other Veena Choudhary established Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Trust in the UK and afterward renamed it as the Loomba Foundation. The official site of the Loomba Foundation uncovers the tale of Raj Loomba which spurred him to battle for the privileges of widows everywhere throughout the world. Raj Loomba communicates that he was the blessed offspring of a rich dad and delightful caring mother Pushpa Wati Loomba who became disastrous not long after the demise of her caring spouse Shri Jagiri Lal Loomba because of tuberculosis in 1954. Raj additionally shares that her mom who brought him up in the most ideal manner and made it workable for him to begin a design business in the UK was not permitted to enter the Mandap (wedding place) of her child Raj. It happened in light of the fact that the cleric advised that she would carry mishap to the recently married couple. Raj considers what sort of separation poor widows would have been experiencing if his rich mother experienced such an embarrassment. These were thought processes behind the battle of Raj Loomba to get a universal day assigned for widows of the world.

Loomba got a lot of esteem among administrative and non-legislative associations in India and abroad. The legislature of India helped Raj Loomba to persuade the universal network to recognize the difficulties looked by widows and take measures to address those difficulties. At last, on 21st December 2010, the UN General Assembly embraced a goals assigning a day for widows with a reason to kill the “neediness and treachery looked by a huge number of widows and their wards in numerous nations”. The United Nations has likewise included the objective of freeing widows from social separation into Sustainable Development Goals since it would be a lie to guarantee that we have explained the issues of ladies without tending to the issues of widows.

Why International Widows’ Day Important?

Universal Widows’ Day is significant in light of the fact that it spreads mindfulness about the difficulties widows face worldwide and encourages us to discover approaches to support those widows. All things considered, they are a piece of our general public, therefore our lives. It appears that policymakers of the national governments don’t recognize the torments of widows. They make arrangements for other helpless portions of society anyway widows are overlooked completely. This day causes the activists to worry upon policymakers to make approaches for this defenseless network.

Worldwide Widows’ Day is significant on the grounds that it breaks the conventional shame that widows are untouchables; that they bring mishap, that they are misuse of society, that they are a weight on national riches, that they can’t assume a profitable job in the prosperity of society, that they don’t reserve the option to remarry. All things considered, they are brought into the world terrible, that they ought not be given significance in the public arena since they have been denied of their spouses by God (or divine beings). This day is critical to break every one of these marks of disgrace that have made a great deal of ceaseless damage these powerless individuals. The day is essential to urge shattered widows to quit weeping for their spouses and begin supporting themselves to take care of their issues all alone.

International Widows’ Day and COVID-19 Pandemic

This year, national and universal policymakers must take strong measures to address the issues of the current widows and should investigate the more ladies who become widows after their men are capitulating to lethal Corona Virus COVID-19. Furthermore, it ought to likewise be viewed as that many individuals have lost their positions because of the pandemic including widows. Actually, widows don’t gain much in our general public and their salary does little to help them acceptably; along these lines, we should organize assets on a global, national, and individual level to help them. Widows are secured in their homes with void hands and stomach, we should scan for such enduring women and help them.