25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Several awareness-raising events for ESO and Bachillerato students were held at SEK-Atlántico to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on 25 November. This day, marked on the calendar by the UN General Assembly since 1999, commemorates the murder of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic in 1960.

This is the summary of the day in the words of Alejandra Álvarez, DP1: “The 25th of November is a date that we should all write down in our diaries and notebooks. A day in which all teachers at all schools should

ensure they raise awareness among their students about this topic. Because to educate is also to raise awareness.

The Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women did not go unnoticed at our school. On Monday, from the moment we arrived in class at nine-thirty, our teachers played music with lyrics that empowered the woman while we continued with our usual routine. Students were also able to exchange their concerns or comments on the subject.

At break time, all Secondary and Baccalaureate shared moments that, without a doubt, we will remember forever, we dressed the trees with purple bows and we decorated our sweaters and jackets with badges in support for victims of gender violence.

 

Finally, one of our classmates read out a manifesto that made us all of us there reflect. In short, a day to remember.”

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