News

Millions of Mexican women have to stay at home in protest against gender violence

Millions of Mexican women have been on Monday not to go to work or go to school in protest of the many, many, violence against women in the country.

The protest, shall bear the name ‘Day Sin ‘Mujeres’ (a day without a woman). Due to a long day to withdraw from public life and would like to let women see what it would be like if the women in the society, will disappear.

Over the past five years, violence against women, with a 137 per cent increase, show figures from the Mexican government. On average, a day ten women are murdered in the Central American country.

As a result, the protests continued on Monday, many schools are closed. Also, the universities closed their doors, because a lot of the female students do not go to the classes went on.

On Sunday, within the framework of the International Women’s day is also the big demonstration against gender violence around the country. In Mexico City, Mexico, were about 80,000 people on the streets, which also includes clashes with the police took place. It were sixty people killed or wounded.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular