International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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2022 Date25 November 2022
2023 Date25 November 2023
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women History

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women seeks to raise awareness about violence against women. This day aims to eliminate violence by removing stigma and encouraging women to speak out against abusers. This day defines violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm to women…. The goal of this day is to achieve equality, development, and peace. It aims toward the fulfillment of women and girls’ human rights.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was established in 2000 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on November 25th.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Facts

  • The theme for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in 2020 was Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!
  • According to the U.N, it's estimated that 35% of all women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives.
  • At least 140 countries have passed laws on domestic violence. Over 150 have laws on sexual harassment.
  • November 25th has been recognized as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date honors the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were mere murdered in 1960 by the country's ruler, Rafael Trujillo.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Top Events and Things to Do

  • Explore the U.N's informative Guideline to better understand the inequality women face.
  • Wear orange as a sign of solidarity. Orange is the official color of the UNiTE campaign.
  • One of the most common forms of violence is intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence can be committed by a former partner or a spouse and can take place in a public or private space. If you or someone you know has been affected, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit thehotline.org.

Intl. Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - References and Related Sites

www.unwomen.org: Physical Violence statistics
www.un.org: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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