Friends and family of Christa Cachene, who was found dead in a Calgary house in October, hold a vigil in her memory and to protest violence against women. Police believe Cachene died 'as a result of a vicious beating.' (CBC)

10 sobering facts about violence against women

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25 has its origins in the 1960 assassination of three of the four Mirabal sisters — Antonia, Maria and Patricia — who were political activists in the Dominican Republic. Their fourth sibling, Bélgica, passed away in 2014. The sisters, known as the Unforgettable Butterflies, became a symbol of the endemic violence against women around the world.

Full article published by CBC News on 25 November 2015.

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