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'Widowhood Is A Curse'

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A woman poses for a portrait inside an ashram shelter for widows on June 13, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images) | Getty

Common in Hindu culture, widow abandonment forces thousands of widows to migrate each year to the holy cities of Varanasi and Vrindavan in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Two-thirds of widows earn less than 60 cents per day. New programs aim to provide widows with protection and financial support.

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