A campaign of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius
On the 23th Nov 2019, The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius organised a “Silent March”, a pacific walk to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which occurs on the 25th November each year.
On that day, about 250 civilians including organisations, volunteers, ministries, activists, and victims joined our silent march. And, we marched together in memory of those who lost their lives and in solidarity with their loved ones who are fighting for justice.
Don’t be ashamed, fight the stigmas and report violence! Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights violations in today’s world that remains unreported. Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality, development, and peace for women and girls.
This is why we want to encourage women to break the silence surrounding violence as it can happen to anyone and at any age.
“It’s a real problem,” says Vincent Degert
For the Ambassador of the European Union, Vincent Degert, women who are victims of domestic violence must break the silence.
“The idea is to alert people to this cause, to think together about measures to eradicate violence against women and how to talk about it in society. Because, we see that victims hide their suffering and do not want to talk about it. It’s a real problem. For instance, eight women, victims of domestic violence, were killed in Mauritius in the last few months.”
Why was the silent march organized?
The silent march was a medium for us to show our support to the cause but our fight against domestic violence doesn’t stop there.
And, once again we would like to thank everyone who is helping and has helped us in our fight for the Elimination of Violence against Women. #RISEANDSHINE
10th December 2019
Human’s Right Day