Special Reports

Widows Worldwide Face Tragedy, Discrimination

Some Find Hope to Overcome the Challenges of Widowhood

Accounts of the humiliations, insults and indignations suffered by widows worldwide would make anyone cringe. Gulika, a widow in Asia, experienced helplessness after the people in her village turned their backs on her after her husband’s death. A woman in Nigeria was harassed by her brother-in-law asking for documents of her house before her husband’s body even left for the funeral home—and then insisted she had to leave.

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