Saturday, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. Help bring awareness to the issue by wearing orange.
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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls was created by the United Nations in 1981. Women’s activist pushed for this date after the brutal assassination of the three Mirabel sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic who were killed in 1961 by order of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo.
“Violence against women is a human rights violation and a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, as well as of persisting inequalities between men and women. This violence impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security.”
In December of 2016, a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found that the majority of human trafficking victims, an estimated 71%, are women and girls. Help encourage prevention and protection against women and girls by wearing orange on November 25th.
Forms of Abolition:
Forms of Slavery:
Sex Trafficking, Domestic Servitude, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor, Forced Marriage
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