International Day against Violence against Women

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December 6, 2021

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is 25 November. The day was instituted by the UN General Assembly in 1999 as a reminder of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. The day was instituted on November 25 to pay tribute to the three sisters Mirabal who fought against the dictatorship of the Dominican Republic and was executed by Rafael Trujillo. The resolution stated that violence against women is an obstacle to equality in society in the legal, social, political and economic sense. According to the resolution, violence against women is acts that cause physical, sexual or psychological harm, whether it takes place in a public or private context.

See also

International Women's Day Women's rights

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