Selected images from International Widows Day conferences and campaigning activities since it was first established by The Loomba Foundation in 2005. Images Raj Loomba and local schoolchildren release 1,000 coloured balloons near Tower Bridge, London, to mark the first International Widows Day in 2005. Loomba Foundation President Mrs Cherie Blair flanked by Trustee Lord Dholakia and Founder Chairman Trustee Raj Loomba at the launch of International Widows Day, House of Lords, 26 May 2005. UK Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg, MP, addresses guests at the International Widows day Banquest in Whitehall, 23 June 2012. Photo: Vipul Rao.