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From the White House Website:

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2012

Remarks by the President and Governor Romney in the Third Presidential Debate

Lynn University
Boca Raton, Florida

9:01 P.M. EDT

MR. SCHIEFFER:  Good evening from the campus of Lynn University here in Boca Raton, Florida.  This is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign, brought to you by the Commission on Presidential Debates.  This one is on foreign policy.  I’m Bob Schieffer of CBS News. (more…)

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Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

[Women’s activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day as an international observance. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

There is more information about the history of this day, and UN publications relating to violence against women, at the UN’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) also has a regular observance of the day, and offers suggestions for others to observe it.]

Download the Publication “Gender Equality Now”.

Sign your name to the Petition “Say NO to Violence Against Women“.

This date also marks the beginning of 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence, culminating on  December Tenth, with International Human Rights Day.

Click the 16 days link above to see if you know the 16 forms of gender based violence.

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