25 November 2021

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - 25 November.

On November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women raises awareness regarding an ongoing human rights issue. Today, many women around the world are still subject to rape and other types of violence.

Through the years, government officials and international leaders have lead the charge to curb violence against women and girls. Unfortunately, however, it is still all too common. Violence against women continues to be a widespread and persistent human rights violation.

Since 1981, women right’s activists have observed a day against gender-based violence. They chose November 25th in honor of three Mirabal sisters. The sisters were political activists in the Dominican Republic who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. They were brutally murdered on November 25th, 1960. On December 20, 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. Their goal was to eradicate violence against women and girls on a global scale. On February 7, 2000, the UN officially designated November 25th as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This day kicks off 16 days of activism, which ends on December 10th, Human Rights Day.

This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now !”.

Source: www.coe.int

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  2. I agree with a lot of the points you made in this article. If you are looking for the Domestic Violence Counselling, then visit Edmonton Counselling Servcies. I appreciate the work you have put into this and hope you continue writing on this subject.

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