Congress lights up orange to end violence against women
16 days of activism campaign started this Thursday
Published in 26/11/2021 - 19:26 By Agência Brasil - Brasília
The Congress will have a special color this Friday night (26). It is because the House will be illuminated in yellow in allusion to the international campaign 16 Days of Activism for the End of Violence against Women.
The action is one of the activities planned by the "16 Days of Activism" campaign, to end violence against women. The beginning of the campaign was marked by a solemn session in Congress, held last Thursday (26).
The date created in 1999, by decision of the United Nations General Assembly, was chosen in memory of the murder of three sisters, Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal, in 1960, in the Dominican Republic. They were fighting against the dictatorship of General Rafael Trujillo. The crime caused worldwide outrage.
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Edition: Claudia Felczak