International Day against violence to women
November 25, 2011
At the meeting complained among other things, for gender-based violence at home, rape and sexual harassment even at the state level involving the torture and abusesuffered by political prisoners under the military dictatorships that plagued the Latin American continent.
Why the date? On November 25 marks the violent murder of the Mirabal sisters who suffered (Patricia, Minerva and Maria Teresa) that three activists killed on November 25, 1960 by the secret police of the dictator Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.
At the bottom of a cliff their mangled bodies were found. In the Dominican Republic is a symbol of struggle and resistance not only to the feminist movement but also forsocial and political organizations.
Finally, in 1999, the UN formalized the date and from that time and remembers being held around the world.