The United Nations General Assembly has designated
November 25 as the International Day for
the Eliminaton of Violence Against Women .
… "the urgent need for the universal application to
women of the rights and principles
with regards to equality, security, liberty, integrity
and dignity of all human beings¨.
The international recognition that women have a
right to a life free from violence is a recent one.
Historically, their struggles with violence, and with
the impunity that oftenprotects the perpetrators, is
linked with their fight to overcome discrimination .