International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


Violence against women is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Sadly it still remains largely unreported due to the impunity, stigma and shame surrounding it.  

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

While gender-based violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, their are groups in our society that are particularly vulnerable. Young girls and older women, members of the LGBTQ community, migrants and refugees, indigenous women, ethnic minorities, those with disabilities, and those living through humanitarian crises are far more vulnerable.

Join us and contribute to the conversation by recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of the Violence against Women.

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November 25, 2019