The Loomba Foundation, which has campaigned to have June 23 recognized as International Widows Day, works in a dozen countries to aid some of the estimated 245 million widows worldwide who frequently face extreme poverty and serious abuse.  Through its President, Cherie Blair, the Foundation has launched a report  titled “”Invisible Forgotten Sufferers: The Plight of Widows around the World.”  Here’s an AP story on the launch by Edith Lederer.