In the contemporary world, it should not be allowed to be accepted even to think about the possibility of the practice of acts of violence. Whoever they are against. For us, this is a reprehensible behaviour.
Mahatma Ghandi claimed to be against violence “because it seems to do good, but good is only temporary; the harm it does is that it is permanent ».
But, deep down, and to reinforce the idea, Jean Paul Sartre said: "Violence, whatever the way it manifests, is always a defeat".
In 2013, in a study published by the World Health Organization, it was estimated that 35 percent of women worldwide had suffered from violence. In that same study, and through data collected, it was possible to show that women who suffered violence (namely, physical or sexual) were more likely to have an abortion, to contract sexually transmitted diseases and higher rates of depression, compared to women who stated that they did not suffer any type of violence (1).
It was estimated that 87,000 women were murdered globally in 2017. More than half of the women (50,000, corresponding to 58 percent) were killed by their partners or family members. It is estimated that at least 137 women a day, worldwide, are murdered by their partners or close family members (4).
In addition to the data collected in the previous study, PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION (PAHO) produced a report on violence against women. They concluded that violence against women is directly related to sexual and reproductive outcomes, and it is still possible to describe that one in four women reported having suffered violence by an intimate partner. These are data collected from the 7 countries that represent the highest rates of femicide worldwide: El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Bolivia (2).
Information from 15 Latin American states shows that at least 3,287 women were victims of femicide in 2018, with El Salvador appearing in the ranking with the highest rate - 6.8 women in every 100,000 women (3).
It is in Latin America that the cases of violence against women that give rise to Feminicide are revealed with greater accuracy. Between 2015 and 2018, in Mexico, the number of murders of women for gender reasons increased from 411 to 898. In Brazil, there was a 12 percent increase between 2017 and 2018: a total of 1,206 women murdered (4).
If these numbers haunt and frighten the reality of being a woman in Latin America, at the same time they should embarrass any citizen of the world, as it is not acceptable, at any time, to question human life for gender reasons.
We are facing structural discrimination against women, which often passes by the side of political decision-makers. Legislative power has not given attention to harassments, namely, sexual, at work, in educational environments, in public transport, in public places, among others, which jeopardise the dignity of thousands of women around the world on a daily basis.
This is discrimination that restricts, deprives and does not democratise the freedom to be a woman. Discrimination that is often institutionalised when there is a particular impact, for example, on young women, when they are faced with abortion situations and are persecuted, denounced and marginalised in civil society.
This is the case of the young Belén, a 27-year-old Argentine woman. In 2014, Belén was admitted to the Tucumán hospital with a vaginal haemorrhage. The emergency doctor declared in his diagnosis a "spontaneous abortion". However, the terror went further: Belén was accused of having got rid of her unborn child in one of the hospital's bathrooms. The police arrested Belén. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison for aggravated homicide, in a process full of irregularities. Given the scope of the situation, with the support of the United Nations and Amnesty International, Belén served two years in prison and was freed. Two years in prison for a crime she did not commit simply because she was a woman. Just so that the judiciary could use an example for society, but it turned out to be an example for the judiciary itself to not condemn innocent young women.
This cannot be today's World!
The World that we know and where we live, will only be more World, when the coexistence in Humanity is revealed, clearly, through a strong commitment in the execution of freedom, self-determination and fulfilment of people's rights and duties.
Until we look at the world as we are “all the same, but different”, we will never be able to understand that the difference that separates us is the equality that brings us together.
This, in fact, is not the contemporary world. It is not the current world that allows us to be ourselves and to be more.
World Needs more Equality.
World Needs more Rights.
 Organização Mundial da Saúde, Departamento de Saúde Reprodutiva e Pesquisa, Escola de Higiene e Medicina Tropical de Londres, Conselho Sul-Africano de Pesquisa Médica (2013). Estimativas globais e regionais da violência contra as mulheres: prevalência e efeitos sobre a saúde da violência conjugal e violência sexual não conjugal
 Violence Against Women in the Americas: Data and Action (PAHO) (2018), Violence Against Women, https://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=1505&Itemid=2459&lang=en, Acesso a 06 de agosto de 2020, às 02:17
 https://oig.cepal.org/es/indicadores/feminicidio, Acesso a 06 de agosto de 2020, às 02:05
 Escritório das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime (UNODC) (2019). Global Study on Homicide 2019, p. 10
 https://elpais.com/internacional/2017/03/27/argentina/1490648400_185209.html, Acesso a 06 de agosto de 2020, às 02:48