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Nov. 23, 2016: Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls

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Nov. 23, 2016

Eliminate violence against women

November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Road Traffic Victims

Blog of the Week

INSPIRED to End Violence Against Women and Children

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. More than 1 billion children—half of all the children in the world—are victims of violence every year. And in many countries, one in four girls experience sexual violence before the age of eighteen. Every child has the right to grow up in a safe, stable, nurturing environment. There are ways we can stop violence against women and children, and THIS gives me hope... Read blog

Violence in Kenya

Infographic of the Week

Breaking the cycle of violence
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Breaking cycle of violence

Video of the Week

Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?Breaking the cycle of violence

Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The new agenda for sustainable development, Agenda 2030, includes the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis. Watch video


Story of the Week

How I am Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Kenya

It is true that gender-based violence exists, and we cannot pretend that it does not have a huge impact on our communities, our societies, and ultimately, the world. In my community, violence against women and girls occurs on a daily basis, and only a few cases are reported, while several are not... Read story

Violence in Kenya

CDC Zika Updates

Latest Outbreak Info

Zika affected countries map

On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.

CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to

  • Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
  • Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
  • Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
  • Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.

More resources on the CDC Zika website »

In the News

On the Calendar

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
December 1: World AIDS Day
December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 5: International Volunteer Day
December 10Human Rights Day>
December 18International Migrants Day

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