UN'S International Day
Thousands of people to rally against violence against women
There are rallies and events all over the world to celebrate the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Tens of thousands of people will march through the streets of cities all over the world on Sunday to mark the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
"Against violence, the government and the parliament must realise that this is a big social problem. It must be solved, it must be solved culturally and it must be solved in the schools. And so we are here to reaffirm again, and ask again for dignity", said one protester in an Italian march held on Saturday.
Luisa Morgantini, a member of the European Parliament who took part in the Rome march said most violence against women comes from within their family: "90 percent of the women are attacked, abused inside the families. And we are here together with all the women in the world because it is the international day against violence, as the United Nations also declared to say stop!"
Several marches are also called in the Basque capitals as well as in Navarre.Two women have been killed and 934 injured so far in 2007 in the Basque Country down to domestic violence. The Basque police have arrested 783 men.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Against Genre Violence
This note appeared today at EITb:
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