International Day Against Violence Against Women

November 25 is the International Day Against Violence Against Women.  This date was designated by the IDAVAW graphicCenter for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers in 1991 as a focal point for organizations working against violence against women.  The 16-day period between November 25 and December 10, International Human Rights Day, emphasizes the connection between violence against women and human rights, and affirms that violence against women is a human rights issue.

The 16-day period spans a number of other significant dates that relate to violence against women and efforts to eliminate it, including World AIDS Day (December 1) and the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre (December 6), when 14 women students at the University of Montreal were killed by a gunman opposed to affirmative action policies then being promoted at the university.  World AIDS Day will be observed at LPTS in a worship service organized by the Cultural Diversity Committee.

More information on the International Day Against Violence Against Women is available at the 16 days website of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, including a bibliography of print and electronic resources, a calendar of international events organized around the 16 days, and additional historical documentation.

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About Ha_Qohelet

Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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