Indian widows

Indian widows from Vrindavan, the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, listen to speakers during a function in New Delhi on September 27, 2012. Sulabh International held a function to honor widows and help those living in shelters with monthly monetary donations, and the use of free medical centers. (Raveen Dran/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian widows from Vrindavan, the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, listen to speakers during a function in New Delhi on September 27, 2012. Sulabh International held a function to honor widows and help those living in shelters with monthly monetary donations, and the use of free medical centers. (Raveen Dran/AFP/Getty Images)