This week, on November 25, was celebrated the International day for the Elimination of violence against women. In this blog we join the celebration, not only paying tribute to the victims of this social scourge, but also making mention of the origins of this celebration.
The celebration of the International day for the Elimination of violence against women was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations, resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, and it is held annually every November 25. The date was chosen as a tribute to three political and feminist women who were sisters from the Dominican and were killed by order of dictator Trujillo on November 25, 1960.
Since the resolution was adopted, the UN has invited Governments and Non-governmental organizations to take part in these activities in order to make the society aware against this scourge that hits women, without discrimination of race, age, society, because it occurs in all regions of the planet to a greater or lesser extent.