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25 November 2015 - 10 December 2015

Worldwide

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated in 1991. The year 2015 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive road map to gender equality.

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25 November 2015 - 25 November 2015

Worldwide

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. This observance raises awareness of the continuing toll of gender-based violence and calls for action to end these human rights violations.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Globally, it is estimated that one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

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11 October 2015 - 11 October 2015

Worldwide

International Day of the Girl Child

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

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