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International day to eliminate violence against women International day to eliminate violence against women
by The Ovi Team
2017-11-25 08:22:00
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November 25th, the United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution designating November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The resolution, which was introduced by the Dominican Republic, marked the anniversary of the death of three sisters, Maria, Teresa, and Minerva Mirabel, who were brutally murdered there in 1960. While women in Latin America and the Caribbean had honoured the day since 1981, all UN countries did not formally recognize it until 1999.

Many organizations, including the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), had been pushing for international recognition of the date for some time.

 

 

 


    
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Bob Nelson2011-11-26 23:33:45
What about an International Century to Eliminate Violence Against People


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