Indian widows struggle to matter

Indian widows

Two hundred forty-five million women worldwide are widows, according to UN Women. Almost half of them live in extreme poverty, are discriminated against and live lives of isolation.

In India, women shudder at the prospect of being widowed. It's a fate many consider to be a death sentence.

UN's Daljit Dhaliwal tells the story of Kamla, an Indian woman who lost her husband some 40 years ago.

Duration: 3’01″

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