International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This video says about itself:

18 November 2016

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the socioeconomic impact of violence, and urges us to mobilize funding so that we may ensure a bright future free of violence for all women and girls.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

UN launches 17th violence against women day

Friday 25th November 2016

A PROGRAMME of action is being launched worldwide today to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Events are being staged across Britain to highlight the problem of violence against women, which affects one third of all women over their lifetimes.

The UN launched the annual event on December 17 1999, with the intention of raising public awareness of the problem.

But for years before that women had organised themselves to protest and campaign for justice.

Women activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981, sparked by the brutal assassination of the Mirabal sisters in 1960.

The three women were political activists in the Dominican Republic, murdered on the orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo.

And in 1977 Women Reclaim the Night staged marches, vigils and protests in cities across Britain in response to police advice that women should stay home at night because of the danger posed by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women and attacked seven others between 1975 and 1980.

This year’s 16 days of events in Britain include a march in Newcastle tomorrow to raise awareness of sexual assaults and domestic abuse against women.

TUC Northern Region women’s group chairwoman Debbie Simpson said: “We hope that our event will once again raise awareness that violence against women is unfortunately an ongoing battle — which many face on a daily basis.”

The march begins 6pm in Old Eldon Square.

Harassment and sexist abuse affect all women – and it’s a problem that’s getting worse. Trade unionists need to step up to the plate to stamp it out, writes VICKY KNIGHT: here.

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