This November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was commemorated.
The international initiative, on this day, encourages denouncing the violence that is exercised against women throughout the world and demanding policies in all countries for its eradication.
The Minister of Justice Dra. Matilde O´ Mill was on News 7, stated on this particular date that it was instituted because “on November 25, 1960 the Mirabal sisters were brutally murdered for being women activists, their only crime was to have fought for his rights against the Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. For this reason, today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, but it is still necessary to remember this sad episode in order to raise awareness and move forward to achieve the desired equality ”.
“Unfortunately, 1 in 3 women suffers physical or sexual violence and the numbers of femicides hit us dramatically, and they become wounds that we cannot heal. In these years, much progress has been made, but it is important to continue generating activism, prevention and strengthening of women’s rights, in conjunction with all institutions and especially from education, ”the provincial official explained.
Regarding the work carried out by the institutions and the laws that were implemented, he indicated: “The Micaela Law is fundamental to work in the present of all the generations that we have been trained, sometimes they are cultural biases or stereotypes, which condition us in egalitarian relationships. between men and women”.
On the other hand, he stressed that: “Just as we were talking about prevention policies, we must talk about assistance policies, in this situation (of reporting that they were violated) we have several tools, including the anti-panic button.”
Finally, he left a message for women: “no one was born to suffer, or to be victims of other people … we are not less than anyone, nor less than any man,” O’Mill concluded.