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A human rights statement for the International Organization for Human Rights and International law

25 November was considered International Day against Violence against Women, a permanent occasion to recognize their suffering from various forms of physical, psychological and moral violence. The opportunity to urge government and non-governmental officials to take all measures to eradicate and eliminate the phenomenon of violence against women is still the main victim of human rights violations, whether at the global or national level.

25 November has been an anti-violence day since 1981 and a global day against all forms of violence against women. This history was derived from the brutal assassination in 1961 of the three sisters Mira Pal, active politicians in the Dominican Republic, on the orders of the Dominican Governor Rafael Trujillo. The General Assembly proclaimed 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited Governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to organize activities on that day aimed at raising public awareness of the problem, as adopted in resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999.

This year's celebration comes under the slogan 'let’s Make the World Orange: Unite to End Violence against Women and Girls', and participants around the world are encouraged to wear an orange touch as orange symbolizes a brighter future and a world free of violence against women and girls of violence against women. On 25th of each month, the United Nations has chosen Orange as its campaign - "Unite - Say No -". Which was launched in 2009 to mobilize civil society, activists, governments and the UN system to strengthen the impact of the UN Secretary-General's Unite campaign to end violence against women, in order to be seen as a platform for the voices of women and girls who survive violence and the voices of women's rights defenders every day, who work out of the limelight or the media. The goal is to honor and amplify these voices, whether the voice of a wife at home, a student being abused by her teacher, an office secretary, or a sports woman, and then gathering these voices across sites and sectors within a global solidarity movement, an invitation to listen to survivors, end the culture of silence and put survivors at the center of the response.

According to UN statistics, one in three women and girls is subjected to physical or sexual violence during their lifetime, most often by the intimate partner. Only 52% of married or associated women freely make decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care.. Almost 750 million women and girls survived worldwide today before reaching the age of 18; 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), worldwide, one in two women has been killed by their clan or family; while only one in 20 men was killed in similar circumstances. Violence against women is like cancer, being a fundamental cause of death and disability of women of childbearing age, and a more serious cause of illness compared to traffic accidents and malaria... Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. But most are still unreported because of the lack of punishment, silence, a sense of scandal and the stigma surrounding it. In general, violence appears in physical, sexual and psychological forms, including:

• Intimate partner violence (beatings, psychological abuse, marital rape, murder of women).
• Sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual harassment, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, prosecution, electronic harassment).
• Trafficking in human beings (slavery and sexual exploitation).
• Female genital mutilation.
• Child marriage.

With the anniversary of this year (2019), the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women falls on women living in countries of armed conflict, because they live in difficult circumstances in many ways, In addition, violence is practiced against women from the moment of birth, coupled with the prevailing customs, traditions and culture that allow for a discriminatory and inferior view of women, through the stereotypical outlook towards them in educational curricula, Even the laws governing the countries of armed conflict, in addition to economic pressures, poverty and unemployment, and these factors are becoming increasingly harsh with the catastrophic bloody wars that have been experienced by such countries for several years, where the entire human rights system is being bombed. The increasing number of victims, the increasing destruction and devastation, the increasing number of refugees, fugitives, displaced persons and the victims, with the increasing number and variety of attacks, atrocities and grave violations against the lives and freedoms of citizens, Of course, women were and still are the first victims of these painful climates, On a large scale, they have committed all violations of murder, abduction, enforced disappearance, torture, rape, forced displacement and arbitrary detention.

Falls under the term violence against women various forms of discrimination and all violations against women. Discrimination and violence are termed repression and oppression of women's right to international instruments, the various international conventions, legislation and protocols relating to women's rights that have been ratified by the majority of countries in the world and in all human rights literature.

With the escalation of discrimination and persecution and the multiplicity of forms affecting women in most countries of the world, At the International Organization for Human Rights and International Law, we recall the need to continue the struggle to stop all forms of violence and discrimination against women, whether legal, social or economic, And the need to continuously work to change all discriminatory laws against women in the Law of Personal and Nationality and Penalties, Enact modern legislation and regulations that limit the persecution and prevention of women from carrying out their tasks and functions, including the attainment and exercise of all their economic, social and political rights, together with men, consistent with their human potential and characteristics.

At the International Organization for Human Rights and International Law, we extend our congratulations to all the women of the world, salute the struggles of the local and global women's movement, express our full and sincere solidarity with all women, and affirm that every day and every year is for women, Peace and development can only be crossed by the will and rights of women. Expressing heartfelt condolences to all women who have died in all countries of the world, Recording our condemnation and disapproval of all practices of violence, murder, assassination and enforced disappearance against women, whatever their sources and justifications. We declare our full solidarity with the women victims, whether they have been arbitrarily detained, abducted, enforced or disappeared, and refugee women, those who have been raped or of any kind of violence, abuse and harm, and with the families of the victims who have been murdered and killed.

Released on 26/11/2019

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