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This week around the world there are a number of holidays, celebration days, and days of remembrance. This includes days of Thanksgiving for Japan and the USA, and a Day of National Sovereignty for Argentina. On the 25th, India celebrates Guru Nanak Gurpurab, the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak.

Most of the data around holidays and trends this time of year centers on retail — what do people want to celebrate, how do they want to celebrate, what do they want to buy.

There is another world remembrance this week that doesn’t have to do with celebration, but instead centers around education, with the focus on preventing violence against women.

One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic.

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

[button class=”btn-default” size=”btn-lg” inline=”true” link=”http://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/multimedia/2015/11/infographic-violence-against-women” target=”_blank”]U.N. Infographic Violence Against Women[/button] [dismissable_alert class=”alert-info” ]Want more information about how data can help? You can always call on a solid teacher to help you out.  Datassist is consistently providing real-world answers to unique data-based questions, and turns data into stories and pictures people talk about.

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