On 25 November 1960 the Mirabal sisters of the Dominican republic who were murdered by henchmen of the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship. We marked the 16 Days of activism on violence against women and girls by remembering the sisters, known as the purple butterflies.
The naming of the dead
With support from the local library service and Albany Theatre we set out shoes in Deptford Lounge; one pair to symbolise each woman who has died in the UK during 2014 as a result of male violence.
With lots of interest and discussions from passers by we also highlighted the male allies who have spoken out about men’s violence as part of the audioboo channel we have been featuring this week. This has had more than 1,000 unique visits.
Thanks to the local library service the recommended books were being read and borrowed.
We also had music and poetry including local artist, Lucy Cait.