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25 November 2012 - 10 December 2012

Global

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

Each year for 16 days, groups from around the world join together to speak out against gender violence.
 
Violence against women takes many forms: sexual assault,  child marriage, incest, wife beating, prostitution, female genital mutilation, dowry-related violence, trafficking, sexual violence during wars, femicide, sexual harrassment, 'honour' killings, forced sterilization, date rape, pornography and bride kidnapping.  All are unacceptable violations of human rights.
 

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14 November 2012 - 14 November 2012

Global

Launch: State of World Population 2012

Family planning is a human right. Yet today some 222 million women in developing countries, particulary in Asia-Pacific region, are unable to exercise that right because they lack access to contraceptives, information and quality services or because social and economic forces prevent them from taking advantage of services even where they are available.
 

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11 October 2012 - 11 October 2012

Global

International Day of the Girl Child

The first-ever International Day of the Girl Child will be observed on 11 October 2012.
 
This important occasion will promote girls’ human rights, highlight gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys, and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.

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