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.
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.
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.
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.
Violence against women and girls can be avoided. Violence against women remains a global pandemic. Up to 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime. Prevention for women all over the world is possible and essential; Join the campaing on November 25th.
Violence against women in any form is a violation of human rights that can devastate lives. As fear and shame continue to prevent many women from talking, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, tends to change this, and make violence stop.
Violence against women and girls is a universal problem of epidemic proportions. It is estimated that at least one in three women worldwide has been abused in their lifetime, with the abuser usually someone known to her.