In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which defines this type of violence as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
Consequently, in 1999 the General Assembly proclaimed 25 of November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women is an obstacle to constructing inclusive and sustainable societies. This is why gender equality and non-violence are one of UNESCO core priorities.
UNESCO IITE staff join UNESCO staff worldwide to say NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.