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November 25 was observed around the world as women and men continue to struggle against rape, recognised by international law as a form of torture and other forms of violence perpetrated against women. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo.
On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25as the annual date for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in commemoration of the sisters. This day also marks the beginning of the 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence. The end of the 16 Days is December 10, International Human Rights Day.
This day is marked by the wearing of a white ribbon.
In Canada, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre. 25 year old Marc Lépine singled out and killed 14 women claiming that he was fighting feminism. He shot twenty-eight people in total before killing himself. His suicide note said that feminists had ruined his life.
How to shame a sex offender
A man exposed himself in a New York subway to a woman but the woman, instead of running or freaking out, got mad. She got so mad; she got other people to surround the man and made sure the police arrested him. This lady is one firecracker and this guy is in a whole lot of trouble.
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Wikipedia: Mirabal sisters
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Wikipedia: Human Rights Day (December 10)
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