Today’s white ribbon on Google’s homepage is in support of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The ribbon image links to the UNWomen.org End Violence Against Women webpage, offering visitors a brief overview of the internationally recognized campaign, along with links to news features and events to observe the day.
If you try to visit the UNWomen site, it may take a while for the site to load with all the traffic from Google. My attempt took more than four-minutes.
Marking the 1960 assassination of three female political activists from the Dominican Republic, this is the 17th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. According to the United Nations, “35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence,” with some studies claiming that up to 70 percent of women have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault in their lifetime.