Women continue to demand that their struggle be heard and that a significant effort be made to stop gender-based violence
The women continue to ask that their struggle be heard and that a significant effort be made to stop the gender violence. (Twitter – @NitaCaro)
On Friday, November 25, several marches were held in the country to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. During the so-called 25N groups of women and citizens in general flooded the streets of different cities, including Medellín.
Although the demonstrations were intended to raise their voices once again, so that the cries of women who want to stop living in fear are heard, taking into account the serious cases of gender violence that continue to be recorded throughout the country, some excesses were registered during the day.
In Medellín, different activities were carried out by feminist groups and women in general. Sit-ins with billboards, marches, artistic and cultural demonstrations, were the main ingredient of the date.
Cultural acts during the day of the 25N in Medellín (Twitter – @vamosmujer)
However, local media reported that at the end of the 25N day in Medellín there were some excesses. In the midst of the clashes, a woman was reportedly injured.
Likewise, as has happened in the country's capital, some women released their fury by breaking some windows in the MetroPlus stations located on Avenida Oriental.
In videos that were disseminated through From social networks it is possible to observe some women scratching and breaking the windows. The language, precisely aggressive, used by the man who recorded the clip was also evident.
This is how the day of the 25N in Medellín ended: an injured woman and some excesses in the MetroPlus.
According to a report from the Blu Radio station, at the end of the day there were some clashes in which a woman was injured; however, the people at the site would not have allowed the transfer of the citizen to a care center.
Likewise, the excesses that occurred at the end of the day would have caused the officials of the Medellín Ombudsman will retire. The foregoing, because there seemed to be no way to guarantee their safety, was expressed by Olga Lucía Rodríguez, auxiliary representative of the city.
“The Medellín Ombudsman had to withdraw its officials by order received from the Unified Command Post. This is because there were no guarantees regarding the integrity of our collaborators who were on the ground,” said Olga Lucía Rodríguez, quoted by the aforementioned station.
This is how the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was lived in Medellín.
The Medellín Mayor's Office joined 25N with information of interest
It is worth remembering that last Friday's main objective was to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, for this reason, the Medellín Mayor's Office joined in raising awareness and information of interest to women.
“This #25N and every day, we want spaces #LibresDeViolencias. We are sensitizing citizens on how to live a safe party. If you are a victim of sexual violence, go to the nearest emergency service and activate the Fuchsia Code”, he expressed to the municipal administration through his social networks.
It is noteworthy that most of the day, not only in Medellín but in other cities, was spent calmly and in spaces that the women made safe for themselves for at least one day and were able to walk without fear.
It is also important to remember the recent figures released by the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences. According to this entity, so far this year, 827 women have been murdered in Colombia, 30 more than in 2021.