Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women!
Around two decades ago, the United Nations officially recognised 25 November as the day on which to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:
Intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide)
Sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber-harassment)
Human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation)
Female genital mutilation
Join 16 days of activism (Nov 25- Dec 10) — an initiative of 16 days of activism concluding on the day that commemorates International Human Rights Day (10 December).
At The Starting Point Centre, we care deeply about domestic violence issues as well as all other types of violence against women, which is why we are joining the campaign and spreading the word!
You can read more about it on the United Nations website: