Feminist groups, political and social events and demonstrations held in major cities. In the City of Buenos Aires, the mobilizations were concentrated in front of Congress, where hundreds of people complained to the legislators enacting provisions to increase the penalties for the crime of human trafficking and the decriminalization of abortion, among other slogans .

The activities were repeated in Rosario, Cordoba, La Plata, Paraná and San Miguel de Tucumán, among other cities, while the day was used to install in public the situation of gender violence in the first half of 2010 killed to 126 women.

To address the problem, the National Institute Against Discrimination (INADI) today unveiled a media campaign intended to generate greater social awareness of the need to combat and eradicate gender violence.

Five posters and brochures will be distributed to the delegations that have the body across the country to promote the scope of Law 26,485, regulated months ago that expands the rights and levels of protection for women victims of violence.

In this regard, the national deputy Virginia Linares (GEN) demanded the implementation of "comprehensive public policies to prevent and, especially, containing women victims of domestic violence."

Argentina was chosen, along with Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Granada and Peru, to serve on the Executive Council of a new UN body on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (ONUMUJERES), which will be operational 1 January 2011.

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, will lead the organization with the intention of promoting the rights of women and their full participation in world affairs.

Hours before the rally outside the Congress, Rep. Cecilia Merchán (Free South-South Project), along with members of the group Juana Azurduy, made a symbolic embrace the legislative building. The activity had the slogan "for a legal abortion, safe and free" on the International Day of No Violence Against Women. Merchán called for enactment of a law that relates to social and health situation affecting the country each year to 500 thousand women.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was established in 1999 by the United Nations to commemorate the assassination of the Dominican Sisters Maria Teresa, Minerva and Patria Mirabal, committed 50 years ago for opposing the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.

On the occasion of the commemoration, the national deputy for Córdoba, Silvia Storni (UCR), introduced a draft resolution in the House to accede to the date and say that violence is "a clear violation of human rights and people's fundamental freedoms. "

The Office of Domestic Violence (OVD), which depends on the Supreme Court of the Nation, released today that 18 complaints every day on average admitted to the ISU.

He reiterated that since its creation in September 2008, 13,906 cases were treated, and that claims rose 23.5 percent between last October and December 2009.

The OVD is located on Lavalle 1250, Buenos Aires, attends all year and for 24 hours, and the phone is 4370-4600, 4510 to 4514 inmates.

Femicide Observatory in Argentina Civil Society Marisel Adriana Zambrano recalled that 126 women were murdered between January and June, a figure which increased 30 percent over the same period in 2009.