International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today is
the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. From
November 25th through December 10th (Human Rights Day) the UN proposes the 16
Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Violence against women is a
human rights violation, a consequence of the persisting inequalities between
men and women in law and practice, and it has been identified as a global
pandemic.

“Violence against women and girls is a
human rights violation… The world cannot afford to pay this price.” Ban
Ki-moon, UN Secretary General.