Focus on the World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This Thursday, November 25, 2021 marks the international day of violence against women. Celebrated worldwide since 1960 every 25 of that month. 

Women's rights are rights claimed for women and girls in many societies around the world and form the basis of the 19th century women's rights movement as well as the 20th century feminist movement. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom and behavior. 

The origin of the violation of women and girls dates back to 1960, when in the Dominican Republic the Mirabal sisters were assassinated because they were campaigning for their rights. They then became the symbols of the fight to eradicate the scourge of violence against women. 

According to the latest United Nations report on the Murder of women and girls for the year 2020: 47,000 women and girls were killed by their partners or their relatives or other members of their families. 

According to the director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Waly, female youth are the main victims of deadly violence in their homes around the world, which figures at least six in ten murders committed by intimate partners or other relatives. 

On this occasion, the United Nations took advantage of it in order to promise the development of a statistical framework in the world so that it can measure these murders, invest in prevention, carry out the executions. laws and special actions, and guarantee sanctions and trials to punish the perpetrators of these killings. 

As a result, several humanitarian organizations, including Amnesty International and others, have joined forces to ensure that this phenomenon has drawn the attention of public opinion to the violence perpetrated against women on a daily basis.  

WRITING: Stevinsonne YOUNG 


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Stevinsonne Jeune
Stevinsonne JEUNE, journalist and editor. Graduate student in legal sciences at the State University of Haiti Law practitioner in the Delmas peace court.