Women activists around the world since 1981, say November 25 day against violence. December 17 1999 The UN General Assembly has designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) (resolution 54/134).
UN invited governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to carry on that day activities designed to attract public attention to this issue.
In a message to the Secretary-General noted: "Violence against women causes untold suffering, sorrow to the families, which affects both old and young, and leads to the impoverishment of the community. It does not allow women to use all their potential, restricts economic growth and undermines development».
Historical prerequisites for the Day was an event that occurred in 1961 in the Dominican Republic. On orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (Rafael Trujillo) were brutally killed three Mirabal sisters (Mirabal sisters), who were political activists.
White Ribbon (White ribbon) White Ribbon is a symbol against all forms of violence against women, preservation of motherhood, and is also used in all similar cases. In recent years, its existence is gradually becoming known in more countries.
If we talk about the individual countries, in Canada every year December 6 celebrated the National Day of Remembrance and action against violence against women (National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women) to commemorate the events of the Montreal massacre (Montreal Massacre) in 1989, when 14 women were isolated and brutally killed. On this day in Canada are night shifts, political debates and other activities aimed at eliminating violence against women.
Separate big topic is, and domestic violence, which affects a considerable number of women. This issue is a growing number of human rights organizations, and we encourage all victims of violence to seek help rather than endure the pain and humiliation.
Violence against women should be contrasted with the complete rejection of the public and the appropriate legal framework.