Widows Details 2010

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Northern Province District Based 2010 (Total 39’042)
  • Jaffna 26,340
  • Kilinochchi 5,403
  • Vavunuya 4,303
  • Mannar 2,996
Nnumber of widows in Jaffna District (Total 26,340)
  • Due to war lost their husbands 1,591
  • Due accident lost their husbands 930
  • Due to Disease lost their husbands 17,192
  • Due to Disaster lost their husbands 4,030
  • Due to suicide 1,042
  • Due to other reasons lost their husbands
  • (Missing and disappeared women Headed families) 1,555
Jaffna District Widows by Age
  • Under 20 > 38
  • Between 21 – 30 > 286
  • Between 31 – 40 > 2,254
  • Between 41 – 50 > 4,003
  • Between 51 – 60 > 6,476
  • Over 60 > 12,743
Number of widows in Mannar District (Total 2,996)
  • Due war lost their husbands 270
  • Due to natural Death lost their husbands 2,586
  • Missing 140
Categorized based on the survey done by the centre for women and development in 2010
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