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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) is observed every year across the world on 25 November.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • Observance of this day seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and girls and end violence against women.
  • It also seeks to show that prevention is possible against violence of women.
  • The UN theme for this year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign is "Orange the World: #HearMeToo".
  • It aims to reinforce UNiTE Campaign's commitment to create a world free from violence for all women and girls and reaching out to the most marginalized people including migrants, refugees, indigenous peoples, minorities and populations affected by natural disasters and conflicts.

One must know:

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was instituted by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by adopting resolution 54/134 passed in December 1999.
  • This day is commemorated in the memory of Mirabal sisters who were the three political activists from the Dominican Republic.
  • They were brutally assassinated during the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961) in 1960.

Violence against women:

  • Violence against women is a human rights violation. 
  • It is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law.
  • It is also in general practice and persisting inequalities are there between men and women.
  • It impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, peace and security and combating HIV/AIDS.
  • Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic and is not inevitable, but prevention is possible and essential.

Question:

Q. When is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) observed every year across the world?
a. 22 November
b. 23 November
c. 24 November
d. 25 November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on November 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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