How many know that November 25th is the International Day for the elimination of violence against women?

Every year November 25th is the International Day for the elimination of violence against women is the observance of the United Nations’ (UN). It is an occasion for governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. They raise public awareness of violence. It has been observed from 2000 on every November 25th.

What is the background of November 25th?

Even though there are many laws on women’s rights, still many women are suffering from violence. Historically, November 25th is based on the date of the assignation of three Mirabal sisters in 1960. Also, in 1993, there is huge gender discrimination and there was large discrimination on women. In 1995, 189 governments came together in Beijing on this subject. On December 17, 1999, November 25th received its official UN resolution.

The UN asked all its associated countries to unite and form a joint action committee. They adopted a platform for action that spelled out key strategies to end violence against women, empower women, and achieve gender equality. Ever since then every year November 25th is observed as International Day for the elimination of violence against women. The UN celebrates this from November 25th through Dec 10 every year to create awareness and raise funds across the world by organizing several awareness events in collaboration with its associated countries.

How do people create awareness?

Various social activities are arranged across the seas to draw attention to the need for continuing action to eliminate violence against women, educate people on the consequences of violence against women. The ongoing campaign that people are encouraged to participate in, especially around this time of the year the awareness camps will be high in number and large rushes to the awareness campaigns across the world. People carry out slogans such as “Say NO to violence against women” to put halt to human rights violations against women.