International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November
In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way. As isolation began, reports of all forms of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, began to rise. Ending violence against women is everyone’s business.
Even Before COVID-19 Hit Us, Globally, 243 Million Women And Girls Were Abused By Their Intimate Partners In The Past Year.
The 25th November Is The International Day Fot The Elimination Of Violence Against Women.
International Days Are Occasions To Educate The Public On Issues Of Concern, To Mobilize Political Will And Resources To Address Global Problems, And To Celebrate And Reinforce Achievements Of Humanity.
The EU’s New Action Plan On Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment In External Action 2021–2025 (GAP III) Aims To Accelerate Progress On Empowering Women And Girls, And Safeguard Gains Made On Gender Equality During The 25 Years Since The Adoption Of The Beijing Declaration And Its Platform For Action.
High Representative/Vice-President, Josep Borrell, said: “Ensuring the same rights to all empowers our societies. It makes them richer and more secure. It is a fact that goes beyond principles or moral duties. The participation and leadership of women and girls is essential for democracy, justice, peace, security, prosperity and a greener planet. With this new Gender Action Plan, we are pushing for more and faster progress towards gender equality.”
The Gender Action Plan III provides the EU with a policy framework with five pillars of action for accelerating progress towards meeting international commitments and a world in which everyone has space to thrive. It makes the promotion of gender equality a priority of all external policies and actions; offers a roadmap for working together with stakeholders at national, regional and multilateral levels; steps up action in strategic thematic areas; calls for the institutions to lead by example, and; ensures the transparency of the results.