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Ministry of Health & Social Development
Office of Gender Affairs
Release Date:
Thursday, 10 December 2020 - 4:31pm

Today is observed as International Human Rights Day, which marks when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Today also marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence that began on November 25. To recognise the occasion, the Office of Gender Affairs with the support of the Governor’s Office held a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives due to violence in the Territory with a balloon release using eco-friend balloons. The ceremony culminated with students and officials in attendance taking the pledge for human rights. (Photo Credit: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174