Archivo mensual: noviembre 2014

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day.
Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic.

  • Watch this video including a message from the Spanish actor Antonio banderas:

 

  • Why this International Day? Have a look at this information according to The United Nations: here.
  • Do you think it’s necessary to celebrate this international day? Give reasons. Leave a comment.

Guy Fawkes (5th November)

“Guy Fawkes” o “Bonfire Night”  is one of the most popular festivals in Britain. On 5th November, bonfires cover the whole country. The tradition has its origin in the year 1605 when a group of Catholics  tried to kill the prostestant king blowing The House of Parliament. To know more about it, here you have this activity. You may also watch the following video: click here.