Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On
17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25
November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
(Resolution 54/134). The UN invited governments, international organizations
and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the
problem on this day as an international observance. Women around the world are
subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale
and true nature of the issue is often hidden.
This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the
, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael
Trujillo (1930–1961). Dominican
In many countries as well as in
women are subject to injustice. The laws existing in Iran
today are systematically against women and ignores the right of clothing, the
right of thoughts, the right to keep her baby after divorce etc. The Iranian
women have been fighting with the rotten and
Reactionary ideas of the Mullahs in that country. Iran
the law doesn't value women's view. In fact women are not allowed to become judges or high
level government positions such as presidency. Iran
Nasrin Sotudeh a Lawyer is in prison on charges of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security.
Prisons are full of young women who's only crime is activism.
Let's help those women by being their voices, and demand their freedom.