Today, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Murcia and Murcia back to strongly express our rejection of violence against women.
The persistence and increasing violence against women necessitates that, once again, on 25 November (25-N) raise our voices to demand their eradication.
No more despicable act of aggression of a man to a woman by the simple fact of being.
Therefore, you must be energetic our cry of condemnation and rejection of those men who attack, denigrate, abuse and in some cases murdered women.
After a statement on television in 1997, he puts the public face and knew the dangerous situation of Ana Orantes.
A few days after these statements was burnt alive by her husband.
The murder shook and mobilized the whole country, showing the greatest manifestation of violence between people in the world that has no reason or reasons for it.
And Ana, thousands of women live and suffer gender violence.
25-N should be a day to honor all women who have decided to complain, ask for help and end a life of abuse, humiliation and violence.
And to all the women who have lost their lives as a result of abuse by their partners and / or former partners and those who fear or living situation, they suffer in silence.
So far this year, 48 women were murdered by their partners, 42 sons and daughters of these women have that because no mother and 3 have been killed.
In our region, last October, a woman of 23 years in the municipality of Beniel was beaten to death by her ex-partner in the presence of his two minor children.
Each victim is not only an unfortunate and irreparable loss: it is a shame that lies on the conscience of society and public authorities.
According to data published by the United Nations Development Fund for Women, "between 15% and 76% of women suffer physical or sexual abuse throughout his life violence."
This study defines violence against women as a "global pandemic" that no woman or girl in the world is completely safe from violence and abuse.
The murder of women because they are women, is just the tip of the iceberg, as millions of girls around the world are subjected to inhumane practices such as female genital mutilation or cutting;
trafficking condemns millions of women and girls to modern slavery people.
A study in Europe found that 60% of women victims of trafficking had suffered some form of physical or sexual violence, before confirming it is that gender-based violence is a factor that encourages trafficking in women.
For all this, we express the need for the involvement of all citizens: government, public and private institutions, associations (not only of women but any field and collective), the Security Forces of the State, Local Authorities, etc.
Girls and children who have witnessed or experienced violence, gender-based, are more likely to become, victims and abusers when they are adults.
Therefore, we demand the need for equal education, from the most basic levels to work on preventing gender-based violence and the development of behaviors to avoid future violent behavior between men and women.
From this manifesto also we want to praise the great work of professionals who care every day to thousands of victims of gender violence (providing their "bit", seeking out and supporting women to get out of that crossroads) .
In short, a whole work together and coordinated whose objective and goal is common: END THE VIOLENCE OF GENDER.
With this manifesto, Murcia adds to all the voices, from anywhere in the world, they condemn any violence towards women, demanding a strong and clear commitment of the whole society to join forces against this social scourge.
Gender-based violence is the ultimate expression of inequality between men and women and the worst humiliations;
end it is our duty and commitment.
It is a realistic and hopeful challenge.
Therefore, we should not only point in our calendar this date, the only day of the year that we condemn violence against women.
All and all, we have the obligation not to remain silent or look the other way at such a tremendous act of injustice.
Every day we denounces violence, to contribute to building a more just, united and equal society.
Join put out gender violence !!!
Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla