International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – one of the most tolerated and widespread violations of human rights in the world.


It is marked on the anniversary of assassination of three Mirabal sisters. These murders were ordered by ruler Rafael Trujillo in Domenican Republic.


The UN comes every year with a new theme for the campaign raising awareness about violence against women. This year, the chosen theme is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls”. The UN uses the orange colour symbolizing brighter future without violence and operates with hashtag #OrangeTheWorld on social media.


Our actions




This year the IFJ will publish the results of 2 surveys that monitored violence against women media workers and actions taken by unions and associations of journalists to prevent and eliminate gender-based violence. The Opens external link in new windowsurveys are available in three languages (English, French, Spanish) and you can complete them until 21st November.

The results were release the eve of the 25 November.