November 25th

Officially established in 1999 by United Nations resolution 54/134, the date has been marked as such since 1981. It is the anniversary of the murders of the Mirabel sisters by agents acting on the behalf of Rafael Trujillo, president and dictator of the Dominican Republic on November 25, 1960.

The purpose of the date is to raise awareness that worldwide, one out of every three women has been a victim of abuse, coerced sex or been beaten at some point in her lifetime.

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