SANTIAGO – Activists from different organizations marched to demonstrate against violence against women this Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Plaza Italia to then tour the Alameda de Santiago and finish the tour near Los Héroes.
Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – November 25 – which commemorates the murder of the sisters Patricia, Minera and María Teresa Mirabal, during the dictatorship of the Dominican Republic – the demonstrators took the streets across the South American country.
In Concepción, the women marched at 6:30 p.m. near the Courts of Justice, while in Valparaíso at that same time, the protesters were concentrated in Plaza Victoria Street.
So far in 2017, 36 completed femicides and 96 frustrated femicides have been registered in Chile, according to data from the Ministry of Women and Gender Equity. In 2016, 34 women were killed by their partners.