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Seminar on elimination of violence against women

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By EMN Updated: Dec 08, 2013 1:16 am
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Dimapur, December 7

A seminar on the International Fortnight Observation of Elimination of Violence against Women to be held in the Zonal Council Hall of Kohima at 10 AM on December 10.As directed by the Nagaland State Women Commission, this seminar is being organized by the Angamimiapfu Mechu Krotho meant for all tribal women bodies of Kohima district . Kakheli Jakhalu, member of the Nagaland State Women Commission will deliver the keynote address. DIG K Elias Lotha, IPS and advocate Ayo Jojo are the main speakers for the seminar.
In addition to delegates from the Angamimiapfu Mechu Krotho, all women organizations of Kohima town and in Kohima district are requested to send at least five members and participate in the seminar.

Interesting Facts about International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Background
On November 25, 1960, three sisters, Patria Mercedes Mirabal, María Argentina Minerva Mirabal and Antonia María Teresa Mirabal, were assassinated in the Dominican Republic on the orders of the Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo.
The Mirabel sisters fought hard to end Trujillo’s dictatorship. Activists on women’s rights have observed a day against violence on the anniversary of the deaths of these three women since 1981.
On December 17, 1999, November 25 was designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by the UN General Assembly.
Each year observances around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women concentrate on a particular theme, such as “Demanding Implementation, Challenging Obstacles” (2008).

Symbols
Events around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women are coordinated by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
The logo of this organization consists of “UNIFEM”. The letters “U” and “N” are in blue and the letters “I”, “F”, “E” and “M” are in a darker shade of this color. An image of a dove surrounded by olive branches is to the right of the word.
The image of the dove incorporates the international symbol for “woman” or “women”. This is based on the symbol for the planet Venus and consists of a ring on top of a “plus” sign.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 08, 2013 1:16:55 am