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Protesters Speak Out to Stop Violence Against Women

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November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, brought throngs to the streets in cities around the world to protest gender-based violence, as they have done in recent months, and focus on ways to prevent abuses.
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Members of feminist organizations take part in a rally against gender violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Valparaiso, Chile, Nov. 25, 2016.
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Members of feminist organizations take part in a rally against gender violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Valparaiso, Chile, Nov. 25, 2016.

A woman carries a picture of her daughter, who she said is a victim of domestic violence, during a demonstration organized by "Mujeres de Negro" (Women in Black) against gender violence in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nov. 25, 2016.
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A woman carries a picture of her daughter, who she said is a victim of domestic violence, during a demonstration organized by "Mujeres de Negro" (Women in Black) against gender violence in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nov. 25, 2016.

Performers participate in a demonstration to commemorate the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in San Salvador, El Salvador, Nov. 25, 2016.
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Performers participate in a demonstration to commemorate the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in San Salvador, El Salvador, Nov. 25, 2016.

Gender studies students wearing masks pose with the word "Enough" written on their hands during a performance to commemorate victims of gender violence, during the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Oviedo, Spain, Nov. 25, 2016.
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Gender studies students wearing masks pose with the word "Enough" written on their hands during a performance to commemorate victims of gender violence, during the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Oviedo, Spain, Nov. 25, 2016.

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