Event Type: Special Day or Anniversary
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated worldwide every year on 25 November. To mark the day, activists, governments, international organizations and NGOs organize activities designated to raise public awareness on the issue.
Women's activists marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). On 20 December 1993, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (A/RES/48/104).