Widows are not mentioned in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, although each of its 12 critical areas of action has relevance to their low status, vulnerability, and lack of protection from discrimination and violence. Special attention is also needed to address the particular plight of uncounted millions of half-widows, wives of the missing and forcibly disappeared. The lack of official recognition of their widowhood status creates extremely specific and unaddressed humanitarian problems. Without a death certificate, half-widows have no access to government aid and pensions, where they exist, no inheritance rights, and in many cultures they remain bound to their marital commitments.
This woman has her bridge club every Thursday night...
widow - Russian translation – Linguee
This woman has her bridge club every Thursday night and after a peaceful game or two with the ladies, she goes home to fix her husband dinner when he gets home from work. I have to go fix my husband his dinner! When she gets home, she realizes she has very little time, not enough time to go to the supermarket, and all she has in the cupboard is a wilted lettuce leaf, an egg, and a can of cat food. In a panic, she opens the can of cat food, stirs in the egg, and garnishes it with the lettuce leaf just as her husband is pulling up. She watches in horror as he sits down to his dinner, and then she realizes he is loving it!