International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25th
November 25th was declared International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at the first Feminist Encuentro for Latin America and the Caribbean held in Bogota, Colombia, July 18-21, 1981. The “feminist encuentros” are conferences of feminists from Latin America who come together every 2-3 years in a different Latin American country to exchange experiences and reflect upon the state of the women’s movement. At that first Encuentro, women systematically denounced all forms of gender violence, from domestic battery, rape and sexual harassment to state violence including torture and abuse of women political prisoners. November 25th was chosen to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa) on November 25, 1960 by the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. In 1999, the United Nations officially recognized November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Theme Announcement (2011)
From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World:
Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!
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