International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed 25 November since 1981. The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by the UN General Assembly in 1979, violence against women and girls stays an inescapable issue around the world. 

Keeping that in mind, the General Assembly issued resolution 48/104, establishing the framework for the street towards a world liberated from violence. 

History :

  • Another bold strong positive development was embodied by an activity launched in 2008 and known as the UNITE to End Violence against Women. 
  • It aims to raise public awareness around the issue just as increment both policy making and assets dedicated to finishing violence against women and girls around the world. 
  • However, there is as yet far to go at the worldwide scale. Until now, just two out of three nations have prohibited abusive behavior.
  • While 37 nations overall actually absolved assault culprits from arraignment on the off chance that they are hitched to or ultimately wed the person in question and 49 nations as of now have no laws shielding women from violence. 
  • Since 1981 Women’s rights activists have noticed 25 November as a day against violence. This date was chosen to honor the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were fiercely killed in 1960 by order of the nation’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).  
  • On 20 December 1993, the General Assembly receives the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through goal 48/104, clearing the way towards eradicating Violence against women and young girls around the world. 

Aims and Themes: 

  • However, on 7 February 2000, the General Assembly receives goal 54/134, officially assigning 25 November as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 
  • While in doing as such, welcoming governments, global associations just as NGOs to consolidate and arrange exercises intended to raise public awareness with the issue each year on that date. 
  • France, in co-chairmanship with Mexico, will have the “Generation Equality” Forum coordinated by UN Women, which will be held in 2021. 
  • This highest point will be the event for States, worldwide associations, NGOs, common society and the private sector to meet and make responsibilities together to advance women’s rights and transform them into an extraordinary worldwide cause by 2025 or 2030. 

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