On the occasion of 25N, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women ‘, one more year CCOO de Huelva has concentrated in the Plaza de la Constitución to make an appeal to the whole of society against violence against women.
Under the slogan ‘My silence will not make me an accomplice’, the union has made a simple tribute in which it has remembered the 37 women who have died at the hands of their partners or ex-partners this year in Spain. To do this, purple balloons have been ‘planted’ next to the name of each one of them.
This year, the union has also put the accent on sexual harassment at work, because it is “another form of sexist violence suffered by many women and which, along with the others, must be put to an end. For this reason, this year we have not only wanted to make visible the fatal victims, but also the women who suffer other types of violence such as sexual harassment, which according to statistics, 1 in 5 women suffer this type of violence ”, he indicated María José Blaya, attached to the Women’s Area of CCOO Huelva.
During the event, a manifesto was read in which CCOO Huelva has shown “its firm commitment to continue fighting against all forms of sexist violence and the discrimination against women that is at the base of them.”
For its part, the UGT-Huelva union has held, one more year, the institutional act on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of violence against women, the act has consisted of a concentration at the headquarters of UGT Huelva, where has observed a minute of silence and then the manifesto has been read, by the hand of four women representing the different sectors of UGT Huelva, under the slogan “Women have a name” in which the union has wanted to remember all those people murdered as a result of macho barbarism, and make visible that behind the cold statistics, there are authentic dramas that cut short not only the lives of women, but also their loved ones. An intolerable social scourge that must be eradicated