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Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. A day to bring awareness that this issue has to stop. That although some may want to deny it, acts of violence are happening around the world.

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No matter what race or sex or religion, we are all equal. No one is better than another. And we need to respect each other and love one another.

The United Nations has shared the following facts on their official website:
http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

Facts & Figures:

  • 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime with up to seven in ten women facing this abuse in some countries. 
  • It is estimated that up to 30 million girls under the age of 15 remain at risk from FGM/C, and more than 130 million girls and women have undergone the procedure worldwide.
  • Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children, 250 million of whom were married before the age of 15. Girls who marry before the age of 18 are less likely to complete their education and more likely to experience domestic violence and complications in childbirth.
  • The costs and consequence of violence against women last for generations.” 

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The UNiTE Campaign (http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/) was designed to share this awareness. 16 Days of Activism, from November 25 to December 10 (which also happens to be Human Rights day).

In the following Video clips from around the world shared how people participated in bring awareness around them. Check it out.

What can you do to bring awareness to those around? What can we do to stop this violence?

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For More Information, please check out the following links:

http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/
http://www.saynotoviolence.org/
http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action
http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/
https://www.facebook.com/SayNO.UNiTE

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