Violence against women is a major problem all over the world. Be it domestic and sexual violence or murder, women face problems and the fear of abuse everywhere in the world. But as the world is progressing it has become of highest necessity to build this world a safer place for women and to stop all kinds of atrocities against them. The COVID-19 pandemic was an eye-opener as it accelerated the cruelty against women. Disruption to specific services also enhanced this kind of atrocities against women.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated to create awareness about the ways by which we can come together to stop violence. As the day is near, here are a few things that you should know:
Violence against women – Date of International Day for the elimination of violence against them.
Every year, this day is celebrated on November 25 to raise awareness in society for curbing vehemence against women. This year, the day falls on a Saturday.
History of International Day for the elimination of violence against Women
In 1979, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women but atrocities against women were still there. In 2008, steps were taken to increase public awareness and policymaking in ending cruelty against women. Since 1981, women’s rights activists have been celebrating November 25 as International Day for the curbing of brutality and atrocities against Women.
International Day for the elimination of atrocities against Women – Significance
The main aim of this day is to create awareness regarding atrocities against women and how to eliminate it globally and to build a safer place for women to live peacefully. It is needed to explore ways of ending it and providing essential support to the survivors of brutality. United Nations Women wrote on their official website, “The global theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is ‘UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls which emphasises the need for funding prevention strategies to proactively stop gender-based atrocities.”
Taking necessary steps against domestic and sexual cruelty and all types of abuse against women is very important and this day aims to curb atrocities from the society from its roots.
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