Thousands protest in Europe and Latin America, calling for an end to violence against women. The news agency AFP reported this information.
The protest was held on Thursday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Thousands marched on the streets of Mexico City, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and London. Protests also took place in Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.
About 10 women are killed every day in Mexico. Protesters calling for an end to violence against women in the country carried banners reading, “They are not dead, they have been killed.”
Protests erupted in the streets of Istanbul, urging the Turkish government to return to an international agreement on the protection of women. The situation became heated.
According to human rights groups, 345 women have been killed in Turkey so far this year.
In Spain, the fight against violence against women has become a national priority. Thousands marched on the streets of Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, carrying purple flags.
In the Spanish capital, protesters wore purple masks. Besides, their heads were covered with hats and scarves of the same color. The banner in their hands read, “We want a solution to violence against women now.”
Various buildings in Spain were also decorated in purple. Protesters gathered in front of the building, chanting, “We are not all here, the dead are no longer present.”
According to the United Nations Regional Commission, at least 4,091 women have died as a result of gender-based violence in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020.
According to the United Nations agency for gender equality, one in three women in the world is a victim of physical or sexual violence.