INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: THEME: Leave no one behind: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.

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violence against women (V.A.W) is any act of gender based violence that result in physical, psychological or physical harm or sufferings to women including threats such as coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty. It could be from home or otherwise. The W.H.O reports indicate that 1 in 3 women world wide have experienced either physical and sexual or intimate partner violence. Types of V.A.W include sexual, Psychological and Physical violence. This day is celebrated because V.A.W is a violation of Human rights, it impedes progress and exposes women to diseases and poverty.
Therefore, governments must not only sign conventions in relation to the elimination of V.A.W, but also have to see in to its effective application. V.A.W has to be condemned from primary levels. old laws supporting this act have to be eradicated. gender equality should be promoted at all levels.