It also coincides with the trial in Spain of five men accused of gang raping a woman, who was then 18, in July 2016 during the famed Pamplona bull-running festival, a case that has shocked the country.
TORONTO-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says men must do more to put an end to gender-based violence against women and girls. Every woman and girl have the right to a life free of violence, but this right is violated in a variety of ways in every community, with more than one in three women worldwide face violence throughout their lifetime.
On this day, let us remember that all of us have a critical role to play in ending violence against women.
DPS Trooper shot and killed, police on manhunt
The Texas Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies identified the suspect as 32-year-old Dabrett Black. A DPS trooper was shot and killed near Interstate 45 in Fairfield, TX around 3:45 Thursday evening during a traffic stop.
The Mirabal sisters made the ultimate sacrifice to topple Dominican despot Rafael Trujillo, triggering the advent of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Nearly half of the women who were killed in 2012 were killed by either partners or family members, compared to 6% of men. Sustainable Development Goal 5 calls to "Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation".
Research also shows that achieving gender equality helps in preventing conflict, and high rates of violence against women correlate with outbreaks of conflict.
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Calling for violence against women in Afghanistan to immediately stop, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that no Afghan man will achieve his full potential unless women and girls in Afghanistan reach theirs.
"Girls' meaningful participation in decision-making will only strengthen our approach to addressing these issues". These are the conclusions of a new manual being issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) for the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, observed November 25. The United Nations is committed to addressing violence against women in all its forms, he stressed, citing such initiatives as the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which has successfully awarded $129 million to 463 initiatives across 139 countries and territories over the past 20 years.
Brexit: UK cities barred from European Capital of Culture
The UK had been scheduled be the host in 2023, with several cities including Leeds, Dundee and Belfast already preparing bids. We want that relationship to reflect the kind of mature, cooperative relationship that close friends and allies enjoy".