Milestones

1997

 
Established in the UK
Officially launched in London
 

1998

1999

 
Launched in India Launched state educational programmes in 16 states in India Foundation’s first fundraising event raised more than £70,000
Foundation’s documentary “World of Widows” shown at an event Launch of the Foundation in Scotland
 

2002

2005

 
Initiated the campaign for the observance of International Widows Day
Launched in Johannesburg, South Africa
 

2006

2010

 
United Nations declared 23rd June as International Widows Day.
Released Invisible Forgotten Sufferers: The Plight of Widows at the United Nations First United Nations recognised International Widows Day
 

2011

2012

 
New vertical in the history of the Loomba Foundation – Launch Widows Empowerment Project in Delhi in partnership with Lions Clubs International Foundation
The Loomba Foundation supported engineering degree courses for the children of poor widows in a residential engineering college in Bhopal.
 

2013

Released the World Widow Report
 

2016

2017

 
Completed 20 years

"Around the world there is a tradition of oppressing women and treating them differently and not giving them the same opportunities, and husbands beating their wives, and children not being sent to school. Those are traditions. Treating women and girls as second-class citizens. Those are bad traditions. They need change." – Barack Obama