INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
25/11/2020 -

The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Despite the lack of data, it is estimated that around 140 women are murdered every day around the world. 3 out of 5 are murdered by their boyfriends, ex-boyfriends or family members. Femicide is the most aggressive expression of violence against women. As we analysed at the 20th General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth, "the cases of tragic murders of women by men are today more visible, but the reality is that there is a whole structure of social inequality with multiple forms of violence such as trafficking, women who find themselves in the situation of prostitution, labour and sexual exploitation under conditions of violence, inequalities in wages and in the access to jobs, the right to health, education, femicides and disappearances". Today, we want to remember all the comrades and friends who are victims of violence against women. Those who have been brutally murdered as our Argentinean comrade Florencia Gómez was the 12th of October, as well as all those who suffer from the violence against women in any form. As the World Federation of Democratic Youth, we will continuously condemn these acts of barbarism. Our struggle is against social discrimination, fighting for a world that allows people to create, live and progress. The struggle for equal rights for women at work and in life must be the subject of the struggles of the world's youth. That is why WFDY calls on the international anti-imperialist youth to confront any kind of social inequality and discrimination and to highlight the real reasons that drive people to such perceptions and behaviours, thus fighting to eradicate all kind of oppression and its manifestations.