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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed on 25 November

Nov 25, 2014 16:38 IST

International DayInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed across the world on 25 November 2014. The day was observed to raise awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions that would work for women community.

The campaign called Orange Your Neighbourhood to raise awareness against Gender-Based Violence will be held from 25 November to 10 December 2014.  The campaign is part of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's campaign UNiTE to End violence against Women.

The campaign was taken to local streets shops and businesses, and organizes Orange Events in their own neighbourhoods. Orange events includes from marches, marathons and panel discussions to radio and television programmes, concerts and film festivals.

UN Women also launched HeForShe, a global campaign to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and rights of women.

About International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
• The Day was observed to create the awareness about violence against women, end the violence against the women and to show that prevention is possible against violence of women.
• The day was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic, who were brutally assassinated in 1960 during the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961).

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