About 300 women marched in memory of Gladys Ricart and other victims of domestic violence in New York
Behind white veils and jeweled dresses and pearly flowers at the March of the Brides are the faces of some women who have had the courage to denounce years of domestic violence, those who refuse to become a statistic of the Police, like Modesta, a mother who stopped covering her bruises with makeup when she realized that her life was at risk.
The woman marched proudly on Tuesday at the March of the Brides, an event that is held every year to make a powerful call to denounce, not to be afraid, not to tolerate one more blow, and this year had the participation of about 300 people.
“No more violence against women”, was the slogan of the march, which began at 11:00 a.m. in Upper Manhattan, after a church service at Christ Church Washington Heights on Broadway.
“The call is also for men, so they become aware and stop destroying their family,” said Modesta.
Participants included survivors, victims, activists and community leaders. Mothers and daughters marched hand in hand. All united and dressed in white in memory of Gladys Ricart, assassinated the day of its wedding by its exnovio Fernando Garci’a.
That 26 of September of 1999 would be of illusion and dreams fulfilled, but the domestic violence ended up taking a life more. However, Gladys became the face of the fight against abuse.