Millions of women and girls around the world have been assaulted, beaten, raped, and mutilated or even murdered which is a violation of human rights.
Whether, it is at home, on the streets, at school or in their workplace, up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point.
The United Nations through its UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women has announced to disburse $8 million to local initiatives in 18 countries.
This also marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women this Sunday, November 25.
Wikipedia: Women’s activists have marked November 25 as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On December 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 Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930–1961).