International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25th…. NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

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International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25th…. NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

On November 25, 1960, three Dominican sisters, political activists known as the Hermanas Mirabal, were brutally assassinated for opposing the Trujillo dictatorship. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women remembers this day.

Since 1981, as a tribute to the Mirabal sisters, as well as global recognition of gender violence, the date 25 November has been marked by women’s activists as a day against violence against women. Following the adoption of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women by resolution 48/104 of 20 December 1993, the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, inviting governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities on the day designed to raise public awareness of the problem of maltreatment of women.

In 1991, the United Nation’s General Assembly designated November 25 as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. For more information on this day, click here.

Violence against women is an international epidemic. According to the United Nations, up to 70 percent of women will experience violence in their lifetimes. According to the World Bank, women ages 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than cancer, car accidents, war, and malaria.

The most common form of violence against women is physical, sexual, or emotional violence by an intimate partner. In the United States, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day.

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. Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime.

Facts and Figures
•Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime.
•Between 500,000 to 2 million people are trafficked annually into situations including prostitution, forced labor, slavery or servitude, according to estimates. Women and girls account for about 80 per cent of the detected victims
•It is estimated that more than 130 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM/C, mainly in Africa and some Middle Eastern countries.
•The cost of intimate partner violence in the United States alone exceeds $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion is for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion.

This impactful and amazing photo was done by Beatrice Serendipity! The phenomenal video below was done by very talented Cold Jupiter with Beatrice Serendipity. Thank you both for bringing awareness to this global problem with this insightful video!

 

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  1. Reblogged this on House of Fashion.

    November 26, 2013 at 12:07 am

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