Protests on Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (PHOTOS)

15:59, 26 November 2021
Protests on Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (PHOTOS) Photo: Str/ Look Press

Thousands of activists gather in the streets in different parts of the world; in some places, clashes with police forces were recorded.

Rallies have been held worldwide on the occasion of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Protesters demanding equality have gathered in the streets to raise public awareness of domestic violence, rape, harassment, and other forms of abuse.

Activists in several countries reported that demonstrations have been dispersed by police, sometimes violently, while some of the protesters were detained.

A worse situation happened in the city of Guaymas, Mexico, where armed attackers tried to make an incursion into Guaymas municipal palace and shot dead a female protester and two men who served as a federal worker and a bodyguard. The assaulters aimed at the city’s female mayor Karla Córdova. Witnesses to the scene reported that they heard a grenade blast at the building.

Myanmar, recently shocked by a coup d’état, has also recorded clashes with law enforcement agencies who cracked down on the protesters inside Myanmar Plaza.

Turkish police have blocked the rallies held in the country’s largest city Istanbul and accompanied by LGBTQ+ activists.

Turkey has recently withdrawn from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence also known as the Istanbul Convention as the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he will ensure women’s protection on the federal level.

In Russia several protesters have been arrested in Saint Petersburg, they are now waiting for the trial.