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25 November 2019 - 10 December 2019

Global

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

From 25 November to 10 December, the world observes 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

This campaign spotlights the actions being taken to end this global scourge, which is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses in the world. This year's campaign theme is: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape

The 16 days run from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

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10 December 2019 - 10 December 2019

Global

Human Rights Day

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as "a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations."

The Declaration calls for "the advent of a world world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people."

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