To raise public awareness of violence against women
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Watch the following films about heroes fighting for the elimination of violence against women.
Alyse Nelson of Vital Voices makes an impassioned call to change culture and end the global crisis of violence against women.
The following story has a link so you can hear the audio as you read. Great for ESL students!
Women who speak out about violence towards women are honored in artworks.
Instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
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