International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming November 25 to be International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The Secretary-General regularly marks this day with a call to action against all forms of violence against women and girls.

Many other stakeholders in the violence against women movement contribute to the unified message by marking November 25 as the kick-off to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The 16 Days Campaign is an opportunity to show international solidarity in the fight to end violence against women and girls.

The 2012 16 Days global campaign theme is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. This year’s Campaign marks the third year of advocacy focused towards the intersections of gender-based violence and militarism.

For more information on how to bring the Campaign to your community download a Take Action Kit, with Theme Announcement translated in 38 languages.

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