There are many events planned for November 25 , International Day Against Violence Against Women . A symbolic date , in memory of the assassination took place in 1960 , in the Dominican Republic , of the three Mirabal sisters , tortured and strangled by their opposition to the thirty-year dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. To reiterate the importance of civil and political life of this event is not enough to count feminicide - that of killings of women for reasons related to gender identity ( as women killed ) - debate on growth or decline of the " phenomenon " issue warnings to repeat. The death of 81 women in the first 6 months of 2013 at the hands of husbands, partners , family members , acquaintances, is not that the dramatic tip of the iceberg of a widespread gender-based violence , widespread , everyday . According to Istat, Italy in women between 16 and 70 who have suffered some form of violence and 743mila 6 million , 31.9 % of the total, one out of three.