November 25- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
On December 1999, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 54/134, which designates November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. At the same time, an invitation was sent to governments and NGOs around the world to raise public awareness about the problem of violence against women. Resolution 54/134 was based on the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, adopted earlier in 1993, whose Article 1 refers to “violence against women” as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
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