Since 1999, November 25 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
From intimate partner violence and sexual assault, to “honor killings” and female genital cutting, violence against women crosses every boundary. It is not limited to a particular culture, or region, or society. According to World Bank data, women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car collisions, war and malaria.
The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit believes it is the right of every woman and girl to live a life free of violence. That is why we stand with the United Nations and the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.
To find out more about UNiTE to End Violence Against Women, visit the website: http://endviolence.un.org/