CALL TO ACTION!! - NO MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - TEIDE VOLCANO

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CALL TO ACTION!! - NO MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - TEIDE VOLCANO
Created On: Feb 8, 2010
Last Edited On: Feb 9, 2010

NO MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

A Group of mountaineers from different countries: Guatemala, Italia, Spain and Sweden went to Tenerife to ascend the highest peak from Spain (Teide volcano). They had a common motivation, to send a message to the world: “No more violence against women”.
On December 19th, two women and three men began the ascent by one of the longest route to the summit, a 25 kms hike round trip and 2000 mts gain. (Normal route is an easy trail with 10 kms round trip and 1200 mts gain). That day, strong winds blows about 150 kms per hours and temperature around -15 C. But luckyly the day was sky clear and no rains falls as the days before and after the trip.

On summit they expanded the Guatemalan flag with some info about this shocking statistics based on just one country (Guatemala) in 2009.

But the problem is every where in every country, just in UK three million women experience rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, sexual exploitation and other forms of violence and abuse each year. The impact ranges from physical injury, including death in extreme cases, to long-term mental health problems, social exclusion and substance misuse.

GUATEMALA 2009
800 asesinadas
800 murdered
Una de cada tres sufre de algún tipo de abuso
One of each three women suffer some kind of abuse
¡NO MAS VIOLENCIA CONTRA LA MUJER!
NO MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

Teide summit



More pictures on this expedition

Links (In spanish)

Deportes en Guatemala.

Lo bueno de Guate.

Mujeres iniciando en América.

Asociación Independiente de Andinismo Quetzaltenango

Christian Rodríguez -personal site.





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EricChu

EricChu - Feb 10, 2010 9:41 am - Voted 10/10

Chapeau!!

I really, really like this page and the message you are giving! I find it wonderful that you guys organized yourselves for this action and carried it through and informed us here on SP!

ChristianRodriguez

ChristianRodriguez - Feb 11, 2010 11:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Chapeau!!

Thanks for your comment Maurice. I hope that mountainners stops to show "big businesses sponsors" (shit) signs, and begin to show important messages like this.

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