International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2019
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2019
- International Health Days
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world and in the Region of the Americas. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. More recently, the Sustainable Development Goals have reiterated commitments to end violence against women and girls.
While preventing and responding to violence against women requires a multi-sectoral approach, the health sector has an important role to play. The International Day and the 16 Days of Activism are a timely opportunity to raise awareness for the health and social consequences of violence against women and strengthen our commitment to collective action. Only together can we eliminate violence against women and girls.
Learn about the resources available for policy-makers on prevention of violence against women and for healthcare workers to respond to women and girls that have suffered violence.