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25 November 2018: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Sunday, 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2018 
A Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November 
  • The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
பெண்களுக்கு எதிரான வன்முறை ஒழிப்பிற்கான சர்வேதேச தினம் - நவம்பர் 25
  • ஐக்கிய நாடுகளின் பொதுச்சபை, பெண்களுக்கு எதிரான வன்முறை பற்றிய விழிப்புணர்வை உண்டாக்கும் விதமாக, ஆண்டுதோறும், நவம்பர் 25-ம் தேதியை பெண்களுக்கு எதிரான வன்முறை ஒழிப்பிற்கான சர்வதேச தினமாக (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) கடைபிடிக்கிறது.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - 25 November 
  • Women's rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour 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 20 December 1993, the 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 7 February 2000, the General Assembly adopts resolution 54/134, officially designating 25 November 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.
2018 Theme/Campaign: "Global Action: Orange the World"
  • The 25th of every month has been designated as Orange Day by the UN Women campaign Say No, UNiTE launched in 2009 to mobilize civil society, activists, governments and the UN system in order amplify the impact of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women. Participants the world over are encouraged to wear a touch of orange in solidarity with the cause - the colour symbolizes a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls.
  • The 2018 theme is Orange the World: #HearMeToo and like previous editions, the date marks the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2018, International Human Rights Day.
  • A host of public events are being coordinated, among which iconic buildings and landmarks will be ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a violence-free future.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November 2018
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November 

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