The Toro Equipment Team are committed to equality between women and men and, therefore, we reject any type of violence against women.
On the occasion of the celebration on November 25 of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we launched a social awareness campaign against gender violence manifesting our unanimous and firm rejection.
On November 21, group photographs will be taken wearing purple clothes and items as a sign of rejection of all forms of violence against women. We will share these pictures through our social networks to raise awareness about the importance of the fight against gender violence.
Why the 25th of November?
Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).
To further clarify:
the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
- 1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner
- In Spain, from January 1, 2019 until today, 51 women have been victims of gender violence; 1,027 as of January 1, 2003