About a hundred young men and women gathered on the banks of the Tiber last Sunday, November 21, to accept the challenge launched by FMD Scientific Director Alfonso Molina on the HuffPost [see: Femicide: We Need A Change of Course, Oct. 12].
Today, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we would like to share a short video, the beginning of a process of cultural change that is involving the new generations in a fight against all forms of gender discrimination.
The final images of the video portray the names of the victims of femicide over the past four years, from 2018 to today: 267 women.
November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commemorates the brutal homicide perpetrated in 1960 in the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s dictatorship. The event was designated by the United Nations with Resolution N. 54/134 (Dec. 17, 1999). Violence against women arises from the inequality in the relations between men and women. Indeed, the Declaration adopted by the UN General Assembly addresses violence against women as “one of the crucial social mechanisms through which women are forced into subordinate positions, compared to men.”
According to UN data, globally, 35% of women has suffered physical or sexual violence, either by their partners or others. The report also emphasises that two-thirds of the victims in family homicides are women.