West Bengal, India: This is Dhakti Dashi, a Bangladeshi widow who has lived in the back of an ashram for over a quarter century. Widowhood in some parts of the world marks a “social death” and a woman is expected to live in mourning for the remainder of her life - but these expectations are fading and laws are starting to be enforced to protect and empower women. Learn more about the issues surrounding widows in India, Uganda and Bosnia in the February edition of @natgeo magazine. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (@pulitzercenter) helped support the reporting for this story. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @cyngorney
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