Last week, the United Nations and the world recognized the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - a day set aside to recognize the importance to ending gender-based violence worldwide.
As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his remarks that day, “Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. [...] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue.”
People around the world took action, including some incredible organizations teaming together to create the 16 Days of Action campaign to eliminate gender-based violence. Led by the Rutgers University Center for Global Women’s Leadership, the campaign runs from November 25-December 4 and highlights the effects of militarism on girls and women. While gendered violence is unfortunately prevalent everywhere, war zones are specifically notorious for being breeding grounds for sexual violence, human trafficking, and disempowerment that has lasting effects on the women and girls in those areas.
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