As you know, yesterday was the Day Against Violence Against Women, and although its origin is less known, all in one way or another we have found news or reminders about it.
It was the brutal murder (ambushed, raped and beaten with clubs) of three opponents of the regime that ruled in the Dominican Republic in 1960, which motivated the fatal date on the calendars of the world to mark the fatal date on which it happened as the Day in which violence against women is rejected.
Now we know that we owe those three brave girls (the Mirabal sisters), the fight against this violence, although I fear that society as a whole is not yet aware of its effects. And we not only find examples of violent women, but also of children who continue to receive blows and are humiliated; in reality it is all related, so it would be better for us to think continuously about the opposition to any type of violence.
And since I still didn't have time to dedicate an entry to this date, I do it today, and I do it by presenting a Guide from the Spanish Confederation of Student Parent Associations (CEAPA), whose objective is to prevent violence against girls and women from home.
It is not a protest guide, but a simple document for reflection. It is intended for families of children and adolescents, who have interest and concern to learn to accompany their daughters and their children in the construction of a world without violence.
The content combines theoretical and practical notions through concrete experiences, embodied in the voices of some of the parents participating in the training courses organized by CEAPA
It is important that fathers and mothers understand that to prevent sexist violence it is not enough to study and apply concepts; and of course all we must stop to think if there is a real coherence between discourse and behavior at home.
Violence against women and girls is the result of a culture that is still sexist today. but it is in our hands to change this, because we are women, we are men and we are culture.
The complete Guide can be found here, and one of its most important contributions is that it will give us the opportunity to observe what kind of decisions will our daughters and our children make in relation to his being a woman, or his being a man.
Learn more | The Guide in CEAPA
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