Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Each day, we will be bringing you information to help you raise awareness about violence against women. Violence Against Women is a global epidemic. The World Health Organisation (2017) estimates that one in three women worldwide (35 per cent) have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence against women is a huge public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights.