International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Time: November 25, 2016 all day
Location: World wide
Street: World wide
City/Town: World wide
Website or Map: http://www.un.org/en/events/e…
Event Type: international, day, for, the, elimination, of, violence, against, women
Organized By: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2016

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November Why This International Day?

Violence against women is a human rights violation

Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women

Violence against women impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security

Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential

Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic.

Read more: http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

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Comment by ROSE on March 24, 2016 at 11:30am

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was started in 1999 to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic who were assassinated on this date in 1960 for opposing dictator Rafael Trujillo. The three sisters started an anti-Trujillo group called the Movement of the Fourteenth of June, named after a massacre reportedly ordered by the dictator. They called themselves, “Las Mariposas,” or “the butterflies,” and openly protested Trujillo and his regime. To retaliate, his henchmen beat the sisters to death in a cane field and faked a car accident to explain their deaths.

Puri says the day was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters’ courage in taking political action despite the brutality they faced. “Violence against women in politics is also a very particular form of violence, to intimidate them so they don’t engage in politics,” she says.

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