On Thursday, November 25, women from all over the world took to the streets to march for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
On Spain, where the government has made the fight against domestic violence a national priority, thousands of feminists took to the streets of Madrid and Barcelona in a sea of purple flags, while others marched in Valencia, Seville and other cities in the country.
Carmen Sánchez, trade unionist of the Trade Union Confederation of Workers’ Commissions (CCOO):
“This is a plague that this country can no longer bear, neither this country nor any of our environment. The deaths caused by sexist violence and gender violence represent many more deaths than, for example, the murders of ETA for decades. consent and we have to go out to demonstrate. “
In cities like Mexico City (Mexico) and Bogota Colombia), tensions erupted with small numbers of protesters committing acts of vandalism, responded with smoke bombs. Likewise, the protesters expressed themselves through singing in public spaces.
In all Latin america and the caribbean, at least 4,091 women were victims of femicide in 2020, according to the regional commission of the United Nations.
Laura Torres, protester:
“We reject that they continue to detain and imprison us for defending human rights and all of us, because here we are together to also accompany the victims of femicides, so well, it is a day of great feeling, we could not say that we have a reason, because we are full of reasons to go out. “
“Ending sexist violence is a state policy”
“Eradicating sexist violence is a national priority,” tweeted the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, a self-styled feminist and whose cabinet is dominated by women.
The Pope Francisco It was also pronounced on Twitter: “Women victims of violence must be protected by society”
“The various forms of abuse that many women suffer are cowards and represent a degradation for men and for all humanity. We cannot look the other way.”