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Women Workers gathering to mark butterfly sisters’ struggle

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Women Workers gathering to mark butterfly sisters' struggle

Representatives of textile and garment, Home-based, domestic workers shared experience of their struggle

HBWWF observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

KARACHI Nov 25,2021

Women Workers gathering under the auspice of by Home-based Women workers Federation Pakistan (HBWWF) was held here on Thursday, in remembrance of butterfly sisters’ struggle against repression and state terrorism organize.

Women Workers gathering was held at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi (Gul Rang Hall) .

Woman Workers representatives of different sectors including textile and garment, Home-based, domestic workers, doctors, lady health workers, shared experience of their struggles.

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The Mirabal sisters were Patria, Minerva, and María Mirabal. These three sisters were involved in the resistance group against El Rafael Trujillo were were named as “The Butterfly Sisters”. They lived in the Dominican Republic in a town called Salcedo “Ciabo”.

The Butterfly sisters were brave and took a stand for their country because they inspired people to do what they believe and what they think is right. They didn’t mind giving up their lives for the people around them, and they helped to show people how bad El Trujillo really is.

The three sisters were assassinated on 25 November 1960. The last sister, Adela “Dedé”, who was not involved in political activities at the time, died of natural causes on 1 February 2014.

The assassinations turned the Mirabal sisters into “symbols of both popular and feminist resistance”. In 1999, in their honor, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.