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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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Wildflower Group offers workshops, trusted resources, and a new sense of community to empower women navigating divorce and widowhood to create a positive transition and secure financial future.
And in other societies, it has been discovered that the stress of widowhood is also aggravated by the stigma that the widow was instrumental to the death of her husband (Osarenren, 1998).
Glimpsing individual women as they moved from a state of marriage to one of widowhood brings us into their lives in an arresting and intimate way.
Although I have cast the title of this paper in broader terms, the focus will be on widowhood practices in Nigeria--and more specifically still--in Igboland, the society I know best, and the place of my birth.
The final section is arguably the most interesting as it examines the profound changes which have taken place since 1945: at the importance of medical advances, at the nature of widowhood, at previous work on this topic and especially the writing of C.
But the reader's sympathies do not lie with Kriti as the ancient customs of suttee and, for those not burnt with their husband's body, a lifetime of widowhood, threaten the girls who are, after all, only children.
Widowhood may be associated with increased sexual risk-taking--and thus an increased risk of STD diagnosis--among men but not among women, according to a study of older married couples in the United States.
In the unfortunate event of her husband's death, a wife was relegated to the even lesser status of widowhood and her children were regarded as orphans.
Contemporary discourse on widowhood in India tends to concentrate heavily on quantitative evaluation.
It will protect the brides against exigencies such as widowhood and domestic violence, the Union women and child development minister said on Friday while listing the priorities of her department.
WOMEN are likely to SPEND SOME of their RETIREMENT YEARS ALONE due to widowhood or divorce
But conditions such as diabetes and heart disease develop slowly and show the impact of past experiences, which is why health is undermined by divorce or widowhood even when a person remarries.