International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2016 all-day

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. It is important to discuss this problem in educational settings and to promote ways to solve the problems of gender inequality. Therefore, on this day, students often receive tasks such as preparing papers and writing articles, essays, and presentations on the topic of the formation of an equal society. In order to impress their teacher and fellow students, some of the students even order pre written papers via, on a current topic, and offer extraordinary solutions to combat gender inequality and violence.

Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

On 20 December 1993 the General Assembly, by resolution 48/104, adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.