International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 

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About International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 

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Dates of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 
2022 United Nations Friday, November 25thInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 
2021 United Nations Thursday, November 25thInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 
2020 United Nations Wednesday, November 25thInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 
2019 United Nations Monday, November 25thInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 
Summary
71% of all human trafficking victims worldwide are women and girls, and 3 out of 4 of these women and girls are sexually exploited.

Women's rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo.

On 20 December 1993, the General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through resolution 48/104, paving the path towards eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.

Finally, in February 2000, the General Assembly adopted resolution 54/134, officially designating November 25th as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and in doing so, inviting governments, international organizations as well as NGOs to join together and organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the issue every year on that date.

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