Widow


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Widow

A woman whose husband has died. In many countries, widows are eligible for certain state benefits. Widows generally receive at least a portion of their husband's pension or other retirement plan. Likewise, a man whose wife has died is called a widower.

Widow

A woman who has not remarried following the death of her husband.
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To protect herself, a widow also needs to learn that her financial information should be shared only with people she knows and trusts.
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We want to move even further so we can be proud of ourselves," says 25-year-old Suman, a widow and a mother of two who attended the first camp.
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On this Assistant Commissioner told the court that administration had sealed the widow house due to the security reason.
However, in case the widow remarried her brother-in-law and lived a "communal life with the living heir", she was eligible for family pension.
The plight of widows world-wide has been the foundation's focus since it was established in 1997.