November 25 is a day to fight for the rights of women, condemn and denounce the violence. The struggle for equality is not a yet won battle dating back hundreds of years, and in which the origins of the International Day of Gender Violence settle.

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Protect Women

Although more and more women dare to expose domestic violence, the number of women who are silent is much higher than the ones who dare to speak. Fear, insufficient protection and poor they receive under the law are some of the main causes that paralyze victims. That’s why each takes place November 25 the International Day Against Violence Against Women with the objectives of raising awareness and eradicate this serious problem which is a burden for society.

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Safe From Violence

Since 1999, each year on  November 25 conferences, exhibitions and round tables take place all around the world. Unesco‘s activities to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women aim to rise awareness on this growing issue.

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Raise Awareness

On December 17, 1999  the General Assembly declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The UN invited governments and different international organizations to organize activities designated to raise public awareness about the problem of violence against women.

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Incidents of Violence

In 2011, 63 of every 100 women aged 15 and older reported having experienced an incident of violence, either by an intimate partner or other people. The most exposed to violence of any aggressor are women between 30 and 39 years, 68% of them have faced at least one episode of violence or abuse.
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Spread Peace

On December 20 1993, the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women Violence against women is defined as any act of gender-based violence whose possible outcomes are physical, sexual or psychological harm, including threats, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty.
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