World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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November 28, 2021

The World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women has been held on 25 November 1981 by activists fighting for the elimination of violence against women. On this day, the Mirabal sisters, human rights activists in the Dominican Republic, were killed at the behest of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. Rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence are perpetrated against women worldwide. The magnitude and true nature of the subject often remains hidden. Since 17 December 1999, the UN General Assembly has declared this day the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Resolution 54/134). The UN has called on governments and international organizations to organize programs on this day to raise awareness. UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) is also putting this theme at the center of its activities on Memorial Day. In Hungary, the NANE (Women for Women Against Violence), founded in 1994, is a silent witness to the victims of violence against women.

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