On a day commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, various organizations and political groups marched through the central streets of Córdoba this Friday, expressing a demand heard globally every November 25.
The column, which started at 6 p.m. from Cologne and Canada, was led by representatives of various organizations, who displayed the flag with the march’s slogan: “Not one right less, not one more fix.” An atmosphere of uncertainty and tension was felt on the streets due to the advance of the far right in the elections. Various leaders of the feminist movement warned of the need for greater unity and organization of the movement to protect the rights achieved in recent years.
Nationally, marches will take place this Saturday in Buenos Aires and other cities in the country. The political and social environment is tense due to various threats and harassment. This Friday the Ministry of Women, Gender and National Diversity faced two bomb threats. On the other hand, the workers of Line 144 issued a statement to report the violence, in which they asserted that they have been subjected to harassment and threats since last Sunday.
The march, which did not exceed four blocks, reached Patio Olmos and included the fight against child sexual abuse as one of its main slogans. “I believe in you,” said a red napkin.
Among the marchers was Vanessa Dominguez, the mother of Milagros Geraldina Reyes, who was stabbed to death a few days earlier in the Monja Sierra neighborhood of Córdoba.
“We’re here to ask for justice and they took my daughter away from me,” said Geraldine’s ex-partner, who has been charged with the crime and is being held. Geraldine’s friends and family marched with her.
Asked what message she would send to other women affected by violence, she replied: “Take care of yourself and speak up, because fear often paralyzes you. You never know who they might pick up on.”
The opening line holding the flagpole contained political references to left-wing parties Soledad Díaz García; Cynthia Francia, Luciana Echevarria, Julia de Sandy and Laura Vilces. Also behind, was Liliana Olivero.
Feminist struggle and the Miley regime
Meanwhile, Florencia Bianco of Defense Mothers Against Child Sexual Abuse highlighted the importance of resistance and feminist struggle in the political climate that will pass the country from next December 10.
“For some time we are making visible this violence that has historically affected childhood and adolescence, and thanks to the achievements of feminism, we are removing the shame that this issue was held before. But with a judicial authority, a cenoff, a children’s ombudsman, who failed to remove this violence from families,” said He explained.
Then she added: “This year we bring not only those claims, but also a dark horizon. We know groups and organizations that protect pedophiles that accompany the elected President Javier Milei. In a government that denies women’s rights, I do not believe that our complaints will find a happy ending for our children. .
For her part, Cecilia Aguirre, a self-organized housewife, attended the march with her young daughter carrying a sign with the words “+ESI -ASI” and the need to implement comprehensive sexuality education (ESI). Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). “I am coming to protect the rights of boys and girls. ESI should be available in all schools, it is an earned right of children. “This march is against child abuse,” he said.
Not far from the beginning of the column, a young woman named Sofia, 23, dressed in white clothes, held a sign: “They will not close me! I was sexually assaulted. You should also paint my clothes.” A container with red paint and a brush in Sophia’s performance. As people passed by, they brushed their clothes and gave them lots of hugs.
His shock was visible in his eyes and his breath. “I decided to do it because I needed it. I was abused when I was 17. He never revealed it openly. I think a lot of people need to say it. It’s important that we know each other and that they talk because it’s wrong to store everything,” Sophia said with a lump in her throat. .
In Córdoba, 13 femicide victims have been recorded so far this year, according to LaVoz’s annual survey. At the country level, the Mumala Observatory has tallied 219 femicides and displacements.
This Saturday, November 25, the organizations teaming up on Feminist Alert will hold a Feminist Alert at Sarmiento Park at 5:00 pm.
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