Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day to fight violence against women since 1981.
Girls in every country across the world are being subjected to many forms of violence – this is wrong and must end!!
"Building from a whisper to a shout, we need to talk, join together and inspire action around the world. Let's raise our voices for the women"
"Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women- 25 November 2012