UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women November 25
Violence against women is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. To raise awareness and trigger action to end this global menace, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. It is a very important date to raise public awareness of violence against women. This day is more of global observance than a public holiday and it’s an ongoing campaign to empower women and their children to escape violence and educate people about the consequences of violence against women. TYO-L aims to educate and empower women through different programs in order to raise this public awareness among them because we believe that:
- Violence against women is a human rights violation
- Prevention against this violence is essential
- Women should be given economic opportunities to allow freedom in their choices
Women establish a strong economic need to participate as income generators to support themselves and their families. That’s why female education and participation is a key source of support for long term economic growth which is linked to higher productivity. TYO-L works to influence this type of development and lessen violence against women through programs that focus on:
- Strategic thinking
Empowered women that are aware of their rights and have support systems in place against violence can serve as engines of change in their communities. TYO-L works to support these women and in time, we hope to see real change!