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24 Nov 2006 description
report Trócaire

November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marked the opening day of a worldwide campaign of 16 Days of Action against Gender Violence that seeks to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the term 'gender-based violence' (GBV) is used to distinguish violence that targets individuals or groups of individuals on the basis of their gender, from other forms of violence. GBV includes violent acts such as rape, torture, mutilation, sexual slavery, forced impregnation and murder.

27 Jul 2004 description
report Trócaire

Since the launch of Trócaire's Sudan Crisis Appeal in June 2004 over € 1.1 million has been raised for the one million displaced people who face hunger in the Darfur region of Sudan.