International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, why is it celebrated on November 25?

On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, with the purpose of making visible violence against women and girls worldwide.
It is intended to encourage the implementation of policies by the nations of the world for the eradication of gender violence, as well as providing support and raising awareness about stigmatization and the shame suffered by the victims.

In the year 2000, the UN General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, inviting governments, international organizations and NGOs to get involved and coordinate actions that raise public awareness to eliminate all forms of violence against women.

As the main antecedent of this event, since 1981 militants and activists in favor of women’s rights observed November 25 as a day of protest and commemoration against gender violence.

The date was chosen to honor the memory of the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960, by order of the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.

The Mirabal sisters (File).

Violence against women and girls It manifests itself physically, sexually and psychologically, and includes the following assumptions:
– Violence by a sentimental partner (physical violence, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide).
– Sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, stalking, street harassment, cyberbullying).
– Human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation).
– Female genital mutilation (practiced in certain communities and cultures, associated with religious beliefs).
– Child marriage (girls forced into marriage against their will).

vulnerable women

The female population is highly vulnerable to gender-based violence, especially girls and elderly women, women belonging to the LGBT community (lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex), migrants and refugees, belonging to indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities, women and girls with HIV-AIDS, disabled and those who They live in countries with humanitarian crises.

In 2009 UN Women launched the campaign “Say NO. JOIN”, Designating the 25th of each month as Orange Day. This initiative was intended to mobilize civil society and governments so that together they could broaden the impact of the campaign.

Participants were encouraged to wear an orange item of clothing to show solidarity with the campaign, as this color symbolizes a better future and a world free of violence against women and girls.

Ephemeris: other facts

Nicolás Avellaneda: a life for politics

1885 – He died Nicolas Remigio Aurelio Avellanedawho was a lawyer, jurisconsult and statesman, who was a National Senator between 1882 and 1885, and President of the Nation for a period of 6 years between 1874 and 1880. During his term he became the author of a treatise on public lands and inspiring immigration law.

Augusto Pinochet: dictator by fire and blood

1915 – Was born Augusto Jose Ramon Pinochet Ugarte, who was a Chilean soldier, politician and dictator between 1973 and 1990. His mandate ended democratically through another plebiscite held in 1988, after which he was replaced (after holding presidential and parliamentary elections) by Patrick Aylwin on March 11, 1990.

Ricardo Fort: between chocolate and television

2013 – He died Ricardo Anibal Fort, who was a businessman, singer, actor, producer and artistic director who in his brief stint in the media achieved an important media image in the media. In addition to owning part of the shares of a chocolate company, he created his own brand to market clothing and a men’s fragrance.

Fidel Castro: leader with voices for and against

2016 – He died Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruiz, who was a lawyer, politician, soldier and leader of the Cuban Revolution that finally installed him as the first president of his country as prime minister (1959-1976) and president (1976-2008). Due to his extensive management, an intense debate was generated between opponents and supporters about his government.

Diego Maradona: AD10S, genius!

2020 – He died Diego Armando Maradona, who was a soccer player and coach who is considered one of the best in the history of this sport. He played for teams like Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Sevilla, Barcelona, ​​Napoli, Newell’s Old Boys and the national team with which he won the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

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