Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal. These are the names we should remember. Affectionately known as ”Las Mariposas” (the butterflies), these sisters are honored on this day along with countless other victims of violence suffered by women from all backgrounds, all around the globe. November 25th aims to encourage us all to speak out on behalf of the women whose lives have been deeply marked by physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.
Over the years, Las Mariposas raised a powerful legacy built upon resistance, hope, and courage. It inspires us to reflect upon their unwavering commitment to fighting for a life free of violence. Decades have gone by since their assissination, yet a violence-free life is still a distant dream for many young girls and women around the world.