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NOVEMBER 25: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

NOVEMBER 25: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Context

The International Day for Elimination of violence against women is marked by the United Nations on November 25 annually.

Details:

  • The day is celebrated to create awareness about the safety of women and the fact that women around the world are subjected to domestic violence, rape and other forms of violence.
  • The day also starts the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence”.

The theme for 2020: “Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect”.

Why November 25?

  • 3 Mirabal sisters were assassinated upon orders from the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo on November 25, 1960.
  • Activists from Caribbean Feminist Encuentros and Latin America marked November 25 as day to raise awareness of violence against women, in 1981.

16-Days of Activism

  • It is a campaign initiated in 1991, runs every year between November 25 and December 10. Around 6,000 organizations from 187 countries participate in activism.

The following are the significant dates during the campaign

  • November 25-International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women
  • November 29-International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
  • December 1-World AIDS Day
  • December 5-International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • December 10-International Human Rights Day

All these days are observed by the United Nations.

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