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November 25th. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

In December 1999, the 54th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 54/134 declaring November 25th the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

UNIFEM is participating and encouraging participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women Campaign. This campaign began in 1991 It links violence against women and human rights, emphasising that all forms of violence, whether perpetrated in the public or private sphere, are a violation of human rights. The dates chosen for the campaign symbolically make this link: The 16 days begin November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and end December 10, International Human Rights Day.

More information:

NOVEMBER 25. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

UNIFEM. United Nations Development Fund for Women

WOMEN WATCH. United Nations System. Information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women

UNITED NATIONS. Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

INSTRAW. United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

UNESCO. Gender mainstreaming

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