November 25: Femicides and manifestations of gender violence

During the first feminist meeting in 1981, held in Colombia, the assembled feminists proposed that November 25 be commemorated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in remembrance of the murder of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic in 1960. In 1987, under Law No. 18 of May 17, 1987, the “Day of No More Violence against Women” was signed into law in Puerto Rico. In 1999, the United Nations adopted it internationally as a way to denounce and work towards measures aimed at eradicating this evil.

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