ADHRRF – The United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. To attract the public attention to this issue, assemblies and other forms of protest were held all over the world. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Madrid, the Spanish capital, to demonstrate against violence against women.
On the same day, the Union of Evangelical Women (UDME in Spanish) in Madrid organized a procession to protest gender violence at a public square (Puerta del Sol in Spanish) in the city center. The slogan of this procession is “protest against gender violence, they are life, not goods.” About 150 Christians have participated in this procession to express their protest and rejection of gender-based violence.
Christians hope that through this procession they can appeal to society to pay close attention to the unfair treatment of women, and that the Spanish government can take concrete action in social, political, legal, economic and cultural aspects. They also pray for the women who have suffered physically and mentally. May the love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ comfort them.