International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Let’s Wake Up For Good

Roxana Anton
4 min readNov 27, 2021

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People all over the world protest against the Green Pass or climate change. But there are other crucial issues concerning life and death, that don’t receive the same attention, like assaults against women.

“Only in the US, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year. In 2005, 1,181 women were murdered by an intimate partner. That’s an average of three women every day. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which includes crimes that were not reported to the police, 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006. That’s more than 600 women every day” (source of these reports: National Organization for Women).

“A least four Black women and girls were murdered per day in the United States in 2020, according to statistics released by the FBI” — source: The Guardian.com

November 25th marks the International Day of one of the worst contemporary problems: violence and abuse against women, the other half of humanity.

On the United Nations official site, we can read: “A new report from UN Women, based on data from 13 countries since the pandemic, shows that 2 in 3 women reported that they or a woman they know experienced some form of violence and are more likely to face food insecurity. Only 1 in 10 women said that victims would go to the police for help.”

For many centuries, women had to shut up and face domestic violence.

Read about episodes such as the “comfort women” in War World II.

“It was a far-ranging system of sexual enslavement. Historians estimate that some 200,000 women were victimized by Japanese soldiers in parts of Asia occupied by Japan, prominently Korea. But also Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and Taiwan.” (source:wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women)

These women, often young girls, had to satisfy between 30 to 40 men in a day, with the alternative to being beaten or killed.

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Roxana Anton

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