November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a 16-day campaign with the mission to end violence against women and girls around the world. This date was chosen after the horrible deaths of Minerva, María Teresa and Patria Mirabal, three women who fought for the freedom of the Dominican Republic while it was under the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.

On November 25, 1960, the three sisters along with their driver, Rufino de la Cruz, were visiting Patria and Minerva's incarcerated husbands. On the way home, they were stopped by Trujillo's henchmen. The sisters and the driver were separated and were clubbed to death. The bodies were then gathered and put in their Jeep, running it off the mountain road to make it look like an accident. This was probably one of the first public feminicides that changed the way on how we look and act on the matter today

Did you know that, according to the United Nations, 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime with up to seven in ten women facing this abuse in some countries? We honor the over 2 week celebration with 17 empowering songs for women by women! Check out the list below and listen to them above. Did we miss a song? Let us know in the comments!

1) "Creo En Mi" - Natalia Jimenez

2) "Basta Ya" - Jenni Rivera

3) "Malo" - Bebe

4) "Que Creias" - Selena Quintanilla

5) "Sobrevivire" - Monica Naranjo

6) "Just Another Dude" - Kat Dahlia

7) "Confident" - Demi Lovato

8) "Ya Te Olvide" - Yuridia

9) "Ella" - Bebe

10) "Me Voy" - Julieta Venegas

11) "No" - Shakira

12) "Ahora Soy Mala" - Olga Tañon

13) "Cuando Una Mujer" - Melina Leon

14) "A Quien Le Importa?" - Thalia

15) "3 Veces Te Engañe" - Paquita la del Barrio

16) "Te Quedo Grande la Yegua" - Alicia Villareal

17) "Worth It" - Fifth Harmony