International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Starting November 25th, through December 10th is considered the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. This campaign is an action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Violence against women is considered a human rights violation. Up to 70 percent of women experience violence in their lifetime. Women ages 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than they are from car accidents, cancer, war, and malaria.

However violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and it is essential that we take actions towards it. The consequences of violence can last through many generations.

What can you do to help? Visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

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