International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

NOVEMBER 25, 2022 -- On February 7, 2000, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world, calling for global action to increase awareness, promote advocacy and create opportunities for discussion on challenges and solutions.

According to the United Nations, violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

Regina Public Schools believes that all employees have the right to perform their duties in a place of employment that is safe and free of violence, discrimination and sexual harassment. The Division is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to ensuring a safe, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment for all employees. The Division acknowledges that certain groups in society are treated inequitably because of systemic barriers, individual bias, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and oppression.

For more information, please visit the United Nations website.