With students on the Saturday shift

By: Neylin Calderón

The Centre for Multi-Ethnic Women's Studies and Information (CEIMM-URACCAN) in coordination with the Commission for the Eradication of Violence, Discrimination and Other Related Intolerance of URACCAN, at the Bilwi Campus, commemorated the International Day of Non-Violence against Women with the participation of students of the Sabatino shift.

In this regard, Master Lenin Green, President of the Commission, welcomed the participants, creating that from URACCAN we continue to work to eradicate violence against women, "We are working to promote processes that eradicate all those problems or situations that women are facing today, but this process began since 1981, in other words , it's 38 years that this day is being commemorated," he said.

In addition, Green added that "URACCAN is committed to the gender approach and the intercultural gender perspective, to further strengthening these issues on the institutional agenda," the power to conduct these events is in order to be able to reflect, "Especially so that we can be multipliers of this information for our family, with our friends and brothers," Master Lenin Green argued.

On the commemoration

Also, the licensee Ada Rodríguez, coordinator of the student welfare area and member of the commission, told the student why every November 25 of the International Day of Non-Violence towards Women was commemorated, "In 1960, in the Dominican Republic lived 3 very brave women, with great social awareness called the Mirabal sisters... they lived at a time when there was a very strong dictatorship on the part of Colonel Trujillo... these three sisters actively fought against this dictatorship. on many occasions they were imprisoned, physically assaulted. they were killed and therefore this date is commemorated in their honor," she said.

For her part, teacher Anny Marley, coordinator of CEIMM-URACCAB in the Bilwi compound, mentioned the meaning of placing an altar with 59 candles, "Commemorating this day is not because we came up with overnight, statistical data are showing that cases of femicides are on the rise, from January to September 59 cases were counted in Nicaragua... therefore the Caribbean Coast is not exempt from these cases, there have been, we witness companions who have been killed because of their life partners, their former partners," Marley explained.