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07/18/2013 02:02 pm ET

'Widowhood Is A Curse'

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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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