International Day of Non-Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day of Non-Violence Against Women/ Día Internacional de la No Violencia contra la Mujer.

Today, 51 years ago, is the day three of the four Mirabal sisters were murdered by the men dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo had do his dirty work today in 1960.

The world noticed and made November 25th the official day to pay attention to the problem of violence toward women. The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on December 17, 1999 making this an international day.

For more information about the Hermanas Mirabal and Trujillo.

Ministerio de la Mujer (Ministry of the Woman) website

About Janette

I moved to Dominican Republic November 2001. I started my web site www.colonialzone-dr.com to share with others what I love and have learned about this small island country. If you want to read my personal stories check out my blog at http://colonialzone-dr.com/dr_gringa_blog
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