SAN JUAN – Given the rising number of women murdered in Puerto Rico, the president of the United Retailers Center (CUD), Jesús Vázquez, announced on Wednesday that his union will be joining the “No Calles” campaign, in repudiation of gender violence in the island.
“Aware of the recent rise in the number of victims of gender violence in Puerto Rico and reiterating the social commitment of the United Retailers Center, we decided to join the“ No Streets ”campaign, promoted annually by the Hogar Nueva Mujer. Our duty as part of this society often transcends institutional parameters and in this case, we consider it important to support the efforts carried out by the Hogar Nueva Mujer in favor of women in Puerto Rico, ”Vázquez said in a written communication.
Vázquez announced his decision to be part of the campaign promoted by the Hogar Nueva Mujer, through which he seeks to create awareness among citizens, while raising funds to help victims of gender violence.
So far this year, more than 30 women have been murdered at the hands of men. The “No Calles” campaign consists of carrying out a series of activities through social networks in which it is sought to provide guidance on this social evil and the alternatives to combat it. In addition, educational material and t-shirts alluding to the campaign will be sold through the website: www.nocallespr.com.
The campaign will have its summit event tomorrow with a massive participation in social media, in which participants will publish their photos wearing the shirts with the hashtag #NoCalles. To this end, the United Center developed a powerful video message to contribute to the educational campaign against violence. In the video, the Committee of Business Women of the CUD makes an appeal to the victims.
“From the United Retailers Center we will continue to collaborate with these initiatives that help empower Puerto Rican women, confronting the evils that threaten them,” said the executive.