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Violence Against Women is a Violation of Human Rights

November 25, 2015

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today, we honor the women whose lives have been taken and reaffirm our commitment to working toward a future where violence against women no longer exists.

Today also launches 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign that spans the sixteen days between the  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and International Human Rights Day, symbolically linking these two days and drawing attention to the fact that violence against women is a violation of human rights.


“When women and girls are subjected to domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, trafficking, and child marriage, we have a much harder time fully participating in our communities, our economies, or our societies,” said Kim Gandy, NNEDV President and CEO. “Eradicating violence against women is a central step in securing women’s economic, political, and social equality – and our full human rights.”

Get involved for 16 Days of Activism and help us #orangetheworld this year: