On November 25, 1960, the three sisters Miralba, Patria, Minerva and María Teresa, were kidnapped by a death squad of the Dominican dictator Leonidas Trujillo. While their husbands were tried and sentenced to prison, they were taken without trial, taken to a private home and beaten to death. Later, their mangled bodies were found at the bottom of a ravine, inside a vehicle. The scene was intended to simulate an accident. His cowardly and stealthy murders became a symbol and for that reason, 25-N is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. A violence that persists and that finds multiple ways of expressing itself. Often hidden in homes. A violence that burdens the lives of women, perverts the entire society and remains in memory. The data speaks volumes: 37 women have been murdered so far in 2021. Twenty-four minors have been orphaned. As always, the tip of the iceberg.
‘Together’ is the motto chosen by the Ministry of Equality for the campaign of this 25-N. A call for feminist unity. Because the fight against violence needs all voices. Also the echo of those who are gone, of those who were murdered, of the survivors and of those who, for decades, struggled to make visible and combat this scourge. The 25-N summons the whole of the society.