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Motion on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that the United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 annually as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women;
2) also notes that the premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subjected to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence on a daily basis;
3) recalls that one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden;
4) acknowledged that theme of the campaign for 2017 is "Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls";
5) understands that violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today; and
6) calls upon governments to observe this day and regard it as a day to combat abuse against women and girls.

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