International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 30, 2021
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is an international day celebrated on November 25 and supported by the United Nations.
The date of November 25 is recent. This celebration, according to the WHO, has its origin in a triggering event, the assassination on November 25, 1960 of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic.
The assassination on November 25, 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, Dominican political activists, sponsored by the dictator Rafael Trujillo, was the main reason that led the Dominican Republic to propose this day of fight against violence against women.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which defined the term "violence against women": "all acts of violence directed against women. female, and causing or likely to cause physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including the threat of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether in public life or in life private ”,.
On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The UN has invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities to raise awareness of the issue on this day as an international celebration.
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has also observed the day regularly.
In October 2006, a study on all forms of violence against women was presented, including concrete recommendations for States, including effective remedies and preventive and rehabilitation measures.
Internationalization and formalization
The goal for many MEPs, including Mariya Nedelcheva, rapporteur on gender equality in Europe, is to set up a European Year on violence against women, within the next four years.
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (February 6)
International Women's Day (March 8)
International Girls' Rights Day (October 11)
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6)
Sexual violence against women at work
Notes and references
8mars.info: site dedicated to the history of March 8, International Women's Day
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Official website of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
European campaign against domestic violence: Breaking the silence. European campaign against domestic violence. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. (ISBN 92-828-8115-6)
November 25, no to violence against women
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