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25 November : International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed across the world on 25 November 2016. 
●    The theme for the day is “Orange the World - raise funds to end violence against women”.
●    The colour orange in the theme symbolizes a better future without the pervasive human rights violation that affects 1 in 3 women and girls all over the globe.
●    The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed to raise awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions that would work for women community.
●    The United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women through a resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999.
●    Women's activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981.
●    On 20 December 1993, the General Assembly, by resolution 48/104, adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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