International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is less than one week away. This day is held on 25 November.

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Elimination of Violence Against Women

In International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 25 November: Why We Must Eliminate Violence the United Nations note:

“Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it”.

In Violence Against Women: Key Facts dated 29 November 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) include:

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  • “Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime
  • Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime
  • Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by a male intimate partner”.

Orange the World

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Take Action: Orange Your Day elaborates on:

“The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls”.

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Last Updated: 29 July 2019 – Last Revised: 19 November 2018