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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The UN proclaims June 19 of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world, and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The UN proclaims June 19 of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world, and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The UN proclaims June 19 of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world, and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.

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Universities engaging men to end violence against women

Men’s violence prevention (MVP) programs seek to transform men’s silence and inaction into allyship and change. However, it should be clear: MVP is a complementary approach to other violence against women (VAW) work. The point is not to center men, but to support women’s activism, research and leadership towards the goal of ending VAW wherever possible.

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Nobel Peace Prize 2018: a teachable moment

This Nobel Prize presents a teachable moment.  Too few are aware of how integral violence against women (VAW) is to war and armed conflict. VAW will continue to exist as long as war exists.  Eliminating VAW is not about making war somehow “safer” or more “humanitarian.”  Reducing and eliminating VAW is dependent on the abolition of war. 

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Global Database on Violence against Women

In December 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a comprehensive resolution calling for intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and requesting the Secretary-General to establish a coordinated database on the extent, nature and consequences of all forms of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes for eliminating such violence. The database was developed and launched in 2009, and was called the “UN Secretary-General’s database on violence against women”. In 2016, in accordance with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women updated and redesigned the database and relaunched it as the “Global Database on Violence against Women”. UN Women serves as the secretariat for the database.

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