In 1999 it was decided at the assembly of the united nations to dedicate this day to violence against women, because they wanted to give the whole world a way to raise awareness on a topic, so delicate and so little understood even today …
Violence against women is not only a question of physical violence, but also psychological, in 2020 women are still considered secondary, in 2020 women are still paid less than a man doing the same job, in 2020 if a woman reports a violent husband is still little believed, even if every day we know how many victims there are for domestic violence, in 2020 we still say that a woman who is ravaged if she is looking for it .. In 2020 still the judges and lawyers when a woman comes raped ask what she was wearing .. and especially if she liked it. We are in 2020 and if a woman decides she does not want to have children, she is criticized and defined as a half woman, in 2020 if a woman cuts her hair very short she is immediately defined as a lesbian, in 2020 we still say that certain jobs the woman cannot do…in 2020 there are still men who kill their children to blackmail their wives, men who burn their wives, men who threaten, men who blackmail ..In 2020, there are still women who suffer humiliation, blackmail and violence in the workplace
THE COLOR: The color chosen for such an important day is red, and in many countries they have taken their cue from the 2009 installation by Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, the “Zapatos Rojos” they put red shoes lined up in squares or in public places ..but on this very important day for us women, there were also other symbols, like an orange ribbon.
THE STORY: Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
What we try to do today is not just to eliminate physical violence, which can lead to murder or beatings, but all types of violence that a woman can suffer.
intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide);
sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment);
human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation);
female genital mutilation; and
on November 25, 1960 three women, three sisters, three political activists, the Mirabal sisters were killed by order of the dictator of the republic Sunday, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, that day, the three sisters were blocked by military while they went to their husbands in prison , they were taken to a secret place, tortured, raped, massacred with sticks and eventually strangled, and then to hide what had happened they put them in the car and simulated a car accident by throwing the car over a precipice.
it was in 1981, in Bogota in the first feminist assembly that it was decided to dedicate this date precisely to violence against women, for the memory of these three young women.In 1991, the Center for Global Leadership of Women launched the 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender Violence, proposing activities from November 25 to December 10, International Human Rights Day.And in 1993 ,the date of November 25 for the elimination of violence against women was confirmed by the United Nations Assembly.My personal thought is that when you hear news about violence against women, not to be fooled by appearances, you have to listen to the victims and help them. Do not always point the finger at the woman, but try to understand why ..