International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal
Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal

November 25th is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It also marks the tragic day in 1960 when three innocent and courageous women were murdered. The Mirabal sisters, Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa were activists in the Dominican Republic who fought against the dictatorship of the leader Rafael Trujill. Truill ultimately ordered their assassinations. November 25th is a chance for women all over the world, and their supportive male allies, to remember the Mirabel sisters and to stand up against violence because together we will NOT be silenced.