International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- Sun, 25. November 2018
- International Days, Years etc
Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal,
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres On commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:
- intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide);
- sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment);
- human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation);
- female genital mutilation; and
- child marriage.
The 25th of every month has been designated as Orange Day by the UN Women campaign Say No, UNiTE launched in 2009 to mobilize civil society, activists, governments and the UN system in order amplify the impact of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.
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