We march together to demand safety for women! 14 October 2017
Saturday, 14th of October, starting with 3 p.m. we invite you to the March “Together for women’s safety”. We will march to condemn all forms of violence against women. We want all women and girls to be safe at home, in the streets, at their workplace, in schools and universities.
We will start the march in University Square (Colțea Park) and we will finish it in Victory Square (Antipa Museum).
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/495957484112761/
SAFETY IS A BASIC RIGHT. FEELING SAFE IS VITAL FOR WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ LIVES.
WHY DO WE MARCH?
Because every day we witness various forms of aggression towards women, aggression that is not sanctioned, either by the community or by the Romanian government. Women are prisoners of a culture of violence in which the victims are systematically discredited, blamed and stigmatized.
Because 1 in 4 Romanian women was physically or sexually aggressed by her partner (FRA, 2014);
Because 25% of the killings are being perpetuated at home (Public Ministry data, 2015)
Because 90% of the victims that ask for a protection order are women;
Because there is no ‘emergency protection order’ that could be issued by the police right after the violent act, to ensure the immediate safety of the victims;
Because there are only 34 penal condemnations out of 18.683 violence acts registered in 2016;
Because every action of condemning violence against women brings us closer to a world in which women live in safety;
Because sexism, racism, classism, homophobia are still obstacles faced by women when they want to report being aggressed and abused;
Because we want to show our solidarity with all women who were abused or are forced to live in violence;
Because we care. If we stay silent it only helps the abusers;
Because we want to publicly denounce violence against women and to condemn the behavior of the aggressors.
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