The change starts with each of us! Together for the women safety – March against violence

The Romanian Network for Prevention and Combating Violence against Women (www.violentaimpotrivafemeilor.ro) is organising Saturday October 15th 2016, in Bucharest, the March “Together for the women safety”, fighting against all forms of violence manifested against women.

In Romania, 1 in 4 women has been physical or sexually abused by her partner during her life, 27% from the killings have been performed in families (according to the Public Ministry) and 90% from the victims asking protection orders are women. There are several forms of aggression against women, which are not sanctioned neither by community, nor by authorities, women in Romania arriving in a point in which they become prisoners of a culture of violence and as victims who are blamed or not credible.

March “Together for the women safety” has as goal condemning all forms of violence against women. Women need to be in safety at home, on street, at workplace, in schools and universities.

Mihaela Săsărman, President of Transcena Association, organisation member of the Network: “Interdiction order issued by police immediately after recording the aggression is a tool wanted for protecting victim life and which could keep the aggressor away until protection order is issued by the judges. In the same time insuring an efficient and coherent legislative framework, is needed to support authorities and organisations which fight for life and safety of victims of domestic violence”

March “Together for the women safety” is supported by a series of public personalities, who joined the campaign initiated by the Network for prevention and combating violence against women and choose to say NO to violence against women.

Miss Stella Ronner Grubacic, Netherland Ambassador in Romania: We wish that all countries, Romania included, to be a safer place for women and children. This is why we invite you all to participate in the March, in Bucharest, on October 15, to say NO to violence against women”.

Miss Tove Bruvik Westberg, Norway Ambassador in Romania:
“ I am delighted to be near you on October 15 to fight against gender violence and domestic violence. Gender violence and domestic violence represent a violation of human rights and a crime and we have to fight against it.”

Have also joined the campaign: Miss Päivi Pohjanheimo, Ambassador of Finland in Romania, Miss Anneli Lindahl Kenny, Ambassador of Sweden in Romania, Mr. Kevin Hamilton, Ambassador of Canada in Romania, Mr. Paul Brummel, Ambassador of Great Britain in Romania, Mr. Ramiro Fernández-Bachiller, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kingdom of Spain, Sandie Blanchet, UNICEF representative in Romania, Alexandra Stan, Marius Tucă, Analia Selis, BGS Medical and Security Division.

March “Together for the women safety” will take place Saturday, October 15 2016, starting at 13:30, in the University Square (near Colţea Park). People who want to participate to march can find more details on the page dedicate to the event.