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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

In 1996, to react specifically to gender-based violence by launching a programme intended to fight violence against women.In all regions of the world, women and girls are subjected to violence because of their gender. Despite the fact that different social, cultural and political contexts give rise to different forms of violence, its predominance and its models are remarkably constant, and cross national and socio-economic borders as well as cultural identities. Gender has a considerable impact on the form violence takes, the circumstances in which it occurs, the consequences, and the availability of legal, medical and social remedies. Because of violence, women are deprived  either totally or partially of the enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

 

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