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25th November

  1. 1. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25TH NOVEMBER
  2. 2. Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981. On1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
  3. 3. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.
  4. 4. What are the most common forms of violence against women? Psychological violence: yelling, insults, mockeries, threats, abusive language, humiliation… Physical violence: hitting, beating, physical abuse with a weapon, torture, mutilation and murder. Sexual violence: Any form of non-consensual sexual activity (forced on a person) ranging from harassment, unwanted sexual touching to rape.
  5. 5. Are some women more vulnerable to violence than others? All women are vulnerable to male violence. Violence affects women of all ages, all ethno-cultural and socio- economic backgrounds. Although violence against women is universal, many women are targeted for specific forms of violence: Race, ethnicity, culture, language, sexual identity, poverty and health (particularly *HIV status) are some of the many risk factors for women. *HIV = AIDS
  6. 6. Why are some men violent? There is no simple answer. It is the result of a combination of many factors. Among other things, male violence is the result of behaviours they learn at a young age to express their "masculinity".
  7. 7. Things You Can Do Right Now to Help End Violence Against Women Understand how your own attitudes and actions may perpetuate sexism and violence. Confront sexist, racist, and all other bigoted remarks or jokes. Fight for increased state and federal funding for battered women’s shelters and rape crisis centers
  8. 8. Help if you see a type of violence against a woman. Join in no violence against women campaigns. Be a Gentleman! If you do that you will respect women and other people and help them if they had any problem.
  9. 9. by Leonhard Frank Bethge and Humberto José González 4º ESO B

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