On November 25, 2022, today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, on November 25, 1960, three Dominican women, the three sisters of Mirabelle, were brutally murdered in Dominica. In July 1981, the First Latin American Feminist Congress declared 25 November as Anti-Violence Day and decided to hold a 16-day campaign every year from 25 November to 10 December. On 25 November 1993, the United Nations issued the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, which defines "violence against women" as any gender-based violence that causes, or is likely to cause, physical, mental or sexual harm and suffering, to women, in public or private life. On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly approved the draft submitted by the Dominican Republic and adopted a resolution designating 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Domestic Violence.
Domestic violence has received increasing attention and attention from countries around the world. Surveys show that at least one third of women worldwide have experienced violence, sexual abuse and abuse in their lifetime, and most of the perpetrators are members of her family. Domestic violence is a violation of women's human rights and fundamental freedoms, which not only leads to the dissolution of marriages and families, but also seriously destroys women's physical and mental health. Since 2000, the international community has made unremitting efforts to eliminate domestic violence, and many countries have enacted relevant laws and regulations to punish domestic violence. However, the harm and seriousness of violence against women has not received enough attention in many countries and regions, and it persists, especially in poor and war-torn areas. Refuse to be silent, use the law well, and bravely say "no" to domestic violence!