Monday, 19 November 2012

Week for the Elimination of Violence against Women

If you are in Spain, you may know that this week (19- 25 November) is celebrating the elimination of Violence against Women.

On the occasion of this week, some Spanish cities celebrate major events which culminate in the Sunday 25th of November with a demonstration because of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

These major events are carried out by lots of non-profit organisations such as AmnestyInternational, AFAVIR, Red Feminista or FAVIDE. Although these events are varied (conferences, theatre, Cinema..) they have just one objective- which is to raise awareness about gender violence.

Among these events, it’s worth highlighting some conferences that have been organised in Ciudad Real by the prosecutor Jesús Caballero Klink- which is taking place next 22th of November in the old casino or the theatre La herida luminosa (The Luminous Wound). This is carried out in the Principal Theatre of Castellon, next Saturday 24th.

This week is celebrated with great sensitivity, respect, longing and pain; it should not be forgotten that more than 40 women have been killed so far this year in Spain because of gender-based violence- more than 800 women dead in just 12 years.

Next 25th of November thousands of people will be on the streets of many Spanish cities screaming No more gender violence.

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