It takes place the day after a 39-year-old woman eaten to death in the north of Portugal, where her husband is suspected of murder. Her death raised the number of murders of this kind since the end of the year to twelve.
"It is our duty to do better," said president Ferro Rodrigues at the assembly.
the Number of murders is twice as many so far this year compared with the same period last year, according to the Portuguese organization OMA (Observatory of murdered women). 2017 was listed twelve such murders in the whole year.