On Wednesday November 25, the National Weekly joins the the rest of the world in observation of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
On this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN has launched its campaign Orange the World.
The campaign will be carried out during 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, from 25 November until 10 December which also happens to be Human Rights Day.
In 2010, The United Nations created UN Women, the Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Over the last 5 years, the organization has worked assiduously in the empowerment of women, the elimination of discrimination against women and girls and every year, and every year has chosen a date to recognize violence against women.
According to studies released by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, one in three women around the world experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their life, mostly by an intimate partner.