As he pointed out, violence against women and girls not only destroys and damages their lives, but also the entire society in which it occurs. Sexual violence, which is one of the most common forms of violence against women and girls, is a consequence of, inter alia, a culture in which women are objectified. In the Americas region, trafficking in human beings also affects mainly women and girls, most of whom are later committed to sex trafficking.
According to the representative of the Holy See, activities must be continued in the international dimension. “The violence experienced by women is a verification of the level of humanity and the civilization development of society, nation and each person.”
Fr. Serrano ensured the commitment of the Holy See, which through its institutions and works promotes the unique and irreplaceable contribution of women and their deepest dignity. It also calls for further cooperation that the states of the Western Hemisphere conduct campaigns to raise awareness of the dignity of women, to combat their objectification and to eliminate impunity against acts of violence. – Every form of violence inflicted on a woman is a blasphemy against God who was born of a woman – said Fr. Serrano, quoting the papal words at the end.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women announced the First Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Communities in 1981. The date is to commemorate the murder of the three Mirabal sisters on November 25, 1960, during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. The initiative was also endorsed by the UN and the EU.
Creation date: Today, 16:22