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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25 All day

Women’s rights activists have observed November 25th as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honor the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). On December 20th, 1993, the UN General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through resolution 48/104, paving the path towards eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide. Finally, on February 7th, 2000, the General Assembly officially designated November 25th as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and in doing so, inviting governments, international organizations as well as NGOs to join together and organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the issue every year on that date. For more info, visit  https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day/background