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The Mirabal sisters (Spanish: hermanas Mirabal [eɾˈmanaz miɾaˈβal]) were four sisters from the Dominican Republic, three of whom (Patria, Minerva and María Teresa) opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo (el Jefe) and were involved in clandestine activities against his regime.[1] The three sisters were assassinated on 25 November 1960. The last sister, Adela "Dedé", who was not involved in political activities at the time, died of natural causes on 1 February 2014.[2]

The assassinations turned the Mirabal sisters into "symbols of both popular and feminist resistance".[3] In 1999, in their honor, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.[1]

  1. ^ a b watch/daw/news/vawd.html "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women". United Nations. Retrieved 23 December 2010. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  2. ^ "La tragedia de las hermanas Mirabal: cómo el asesinato de 3 mujeres dominicanas dio origen al día mundial de la No violencia contra la mujer". BBC News Mundo.
  3. ^ Rohter, Larry (15 February 1997). "The Three Sisters, Avenged: A Dominican Drama". New York Times.

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