Violence against women

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Violence against women

  1. 2. In December 1999, The United Nations General Assembly declared November 25 th THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.
  2. 3. The origins of November 25 th The origins of this celebration go back to 1960,when the three Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic were violently assassinated for their political activism. The sisters, known as the Unforgettable Butterflies , became a symbol of the crisis of violence against women in Latin America. November 25 th was the date chosen to commemorate their lives and promote global recognition of gender violence, and has been observed in Latin America and exported to all the world since 1980s  
  3. 4. We commemorate this date wearing a white ribbon
  4. 5. We may think it only happens in the movies or in the news.
  5. 6. We think it couldn´t possibly happen to us
  6. 7. Most of the time he is sweet and loving
  7. 8. He just gets angry at times…
  8. 9. REMEMBER THIS….. Domestic violence crosses all cultural , racial, religious and economic boundaries
  9. 10. TAKE ACTION!
  10. 11. BREAK THE SILENCE WOMEN HELP: 900 100 009 EMERGENCIES: 112
  11. 19. antoniaromanblog.blogspot.com http://antoniaromanweb.jimdo.com

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