Thousands of people from all over Spain have converged on Madrid to march against domestic violence.

Members of 380 regional and 70 state-run feminist organizations joined representatives from Spain's main political parties, trade unions and non-governmental organizations linked to gender equality.

The march got underway Saturday after Angela Gonzalez, whose daughter was murdered by her abusive ex-husband, spoke in memory of those who died as a result of gender-based attacks.

Gonzalez said that since 1995, more than 1,390 women have been murdered in Spain by male attackers and that so far this year 84 cases of murders of women by men have been recorded.

Organizers said 21,000 people traveled to take part, including some that have flown in from Spain's Balearic and Canary islands.