VAWG: Every year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed.
Women. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) 1 is one of the most common, persistent, and devastating human rights violations in our world today, and it goes largely unreported due to impunity, silence, stigma, and shame.
VAWG manifests itself in physical, sexual, and psychological forms in general. The UN General Assembly’s 1993 “Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women” defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life.”
November 25 marks the International Day for Elimination of #ViolenceAgainstWomen
The Government of India is committed to eliminating any form of violence against women through numerous policies, schemes & programmes.
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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women will mark the launch of the UNiTE campaign (November 25-December 10) — a 16-day activism initiative culminating on International Human Rights Day (10 December).
Since 2008, the UN Secretary-General and UN Women have led a global campaign to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls, calling for global action to raise awareness, promote advocacy, and create opportunities for discussion on challenges and solutions.
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Ending violence against women and girls requires investing in and supporting strong, autonomous women’s rights organizations and feminist movements.
That is why the theme for 2022 is UNITE! Activism to Put an End to Violence Against Women and Girls.
On December 20, 1993, the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, paving the path towards eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.
Further, on February 07, 2000, November 25 was officially designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This step also became an invitation for
governments, international organizations as well as NGOs to join together and organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the issue every year on this date.