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‘White men’ who demonstrate against violence against women are berated for ‘stealing’ the opportunity

“White men” who demonstrated against violence against women on United Nations Anti-Abuse Day have been criticized by a campaigner for “stealing” the opportunity and “obliterating an event related to Latin American women.”

White Ribbon Day, a men’s day of protest to end men’s violence against women, is held on November 25.

It was founded by a group of pro-feminist men in Ontario in 1991 after Marc Lépine shot and killed 14 female students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989.

But the day is also home to the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – born out of a day of protest for the Mirabal sisters, who were murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1960.

Karen Ingala-Smith, CEO of domestic violence charity Nia, said: “That was honoring women of color, so we have a bunch of white Canadian men stealing the day and erasing an event associated with Hispanic women.

White Ribbon Day, a day of protest initiated by men to end men’s violence against women, is held on November 25. Pictured: Tom Meagher with Blakestown Community School students performing a mime for White Ribbon Day

Karen Ingala-Smith, director of domestic violence charity Nia, said: 'That was in honor of women of color, so we have a bunch of white Canadian men stealing the day and erasing an event related to Hispanic women'

Karen Ingala-Smith, director of domestic violence charity Nia, said: 'That was in honor of women of color, so we have a bunch of white Canadian men stealing the day and erasing an event related to Hispanic women'

Karen Ingala-Smith, director of domestic violence charity Nia, said: ‘That was in honor of women of color, so we have a bunch of white Canadian men stealing the day and erasing an event related to Hispanic women’

The day is also home to the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – born out of a day of protest for the Mirabal sisters (pictured), who were murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1960

The day is also home to the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – born out of a day of protest for the Mirabal sisters (pictured), who were murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1960

The day is also home to the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – born out of a day of protest for the Mirabal sisters (pictured), who were murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1960

“It’s good to get men to say that men’s violence against women is a problem, but I just think they could have picked another day, like December 6,” The Times reported.

British writer and campaigner Ingala-Smith, a self-described “feminist idealist cynic”, has been CEO of Nia since 2019.

She has spent over a decade on a project called Counting Dead Women, documenting all the women killed by men since January 2012.

Anthea Sully, who runs White Ribbon in the UK, said: ‘White Ribbon Day allows us to focus on what needs to be said all year round: that we need all men to know that they can make the change. to achieve what is needed to end violence against women. ‘

Sully said the day was not about men ‘taking over’, but about them ‘taking responsibility’.

The ‘white ribbon’ is meant to symbolize the idea of ​​men handing in their guns and the campaign is active on November 25 each year in more than 60 countries.

On the campaign’s website, the organizers say: ‘Our mission is to prevent violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes.

“Our goal is to change long-established and harmful attitudes, systems and behaviors around masculinity that perpetuate gender inequality and men’s violence against women.”

Anthea Sully, who runs White Ribbon in the UK, said the day was not about men 'taking the helm', but those 'taking responsibility'

Anthea Sully, who runs White Ribbon in the UK, said the day was not about men 'taking the helm', but those 'taking responsibility'

Anthea Sully, who runs White Ribbon in the UK, said the day was not about men ‘taking the helm’, but those ‘taking responsibility’

UN Day was born after political activists Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva Mirabal were murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1960 for opposing the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.  In the photo: bust of the sisters

UN Day was born after political activists Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva Mirabal were murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1960 for opposing the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.  In the photo: bust of the sisters

UN Day was born after political activists Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva Mirabal were murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1960 for opposing the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. In the photo: bust of the sisters

The 'white ribbon' is meant to symbolize the idea of ​​men handing in their guns and the campaign is active in more than 60 countries on November 25 each year

The 'white ribbon' is meant to symbolize the idea of ​​men handing in their guns and the campaign is active in more than 60 countries on November 25 each year

The ‘white ribbon’ is meant to symbolize the idea of ​​men handing in their guns and the campaign is active in more than 60 countries on November 25 each year

The UN Day originated after the political activists Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva Mirabal were killed in the Dominican Republic in 1960 for resisting the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.

They were strangled and clubbed to death and their bodies were driven into a jeep off a mountain road to make it look like an accident.

It follows a series of high-profile court cases over violence against women in the UK.

Jordan McSweeney, 29, admitted on Friday that he killed law student Zara Aleena, 35, in East London over the summer.

And last year’s Sarah Everard case, where the 33-year-old was kidnapped, raped and murdered by Wayne Couzens, has put enormous pressure on society to bring about change.

The number of rapes rose 20 percent on pre-Covid figures, with 70,600 in the year to June – a new record – according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

According to Victim Support, the figures prove that ‘women earn better’.

The most recent data from the Ministry of the Interior shows that only 9 percent of reported sex offenses and 1.3 percent of rapes lead to charges or a court summons.

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