Violence against Women

U.N. International Day for the Elimination of  Violence Against Women November 25


The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women.  It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000.  The largest effort by men across the world, working in partnership with women, to end men’s violence against women.

Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to always speak out against violence towards women and children

 White ribbons are worn
  • by men to show their opposition to violence against women and their  commitment to equality between women and men.
  • by women who are supporting men and
  • by all who support community actions and initiatives to stop violence by men   against women and children.

The day relies on the participation of men and women and their organisations and from business, industry and government

 Please keep wearing your white ribbon throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence –  November 25 to December 10, each year     See:

UN: Call for Input on Due Diligence Obligation & Violence against Women

The 2013 annual report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Ms Rashida Manjoo, will be devoted to a study on the “Due Diligence Obligation to address Violence against Women.”
The Special Rapporteur is seeking information in preparation of a global study that analyses the interpretation and implementation of the due diligence obligation by States to be submitted to the Human Rights Council.   To read more>>>

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