AHRC Observes International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women:

By AmericaAmerican Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA)

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the world’s human rights and women’s rights community in observing and recognizing the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women that falls annually on November 25.

November 25 was designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations General Assembly on February 7, 2000 through resolution 54/134. This resolution was a stepping-stone declaration towards a world free of all forms and shapes of violence against girls and women.

Violence against women and girls is a challenge to all humanity. This violence is a danger to women, holds them back and prevents them from achieving their potential. The result of this violence is not only harm to women and girls, it is harm to all society.

Eliminating violence, an extreme form of gender discrimination, requires changing the law and the culture. All societies experience varying degrees of violence against women and girls. No society and no nation are immune. Facing and combating this challenge is a global responsibility. It requires ongoing efforts of educational awareness campaigns to create a culture of human dignity for all.

“Violence against women and girls continues to be a global challenge,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Women’s rights are human rights and violence against women and girls is violence against society itself,” added Hamad. “We need to put an end to this violence, especially in its most violent form, femicide,” concluded Hamad.

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