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The City Council of Los Alcázares dresses with the purple tie against gender violence (25/11/2019)

As every November 25 for a few years millions of people in the world have come together to demand better laws and protection for women who suffer gender violence.

More and more people lose their lives at the hands of their partners, and for them organizations and institutions collaborate in this fight so that from their administrations the force adds up to achieve total eradication.

The City Hall of Los Alcazares, how could it be otherwise has joined this day with an extensive program developed from the Department of Social Policy, Equality and Seniors that already began last weekend with a bike ride, implementation from a Violet Point of information and awareness in the Menárguez Costa Institute, to a personal defense workshop for all audiences that will be held on November 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Pavilion La Palestra de Los Narejos.

But today, on the day dedicated to the eradication of sexist violence several activities have been scheduled to be held throughout the day, such as the presentation of the book "Touch My Window" by Mrs. Ana Gil Quiles at IES Menárguez Costa, the storyteller children "Alejandro Balandro framed in the campaign" Equality is played from childhood "and the reading of the manifesto against gender violence by the Councilor for Social Policy María José Benzal accompanied by the rest of the corporation among which were some councilors and Mayor Mario Pérez, and a group of women and men in support of this reading, which has taken place on the steps of the Town Hall Square, as well as a minute of silence in homage to all victims of sexist violence.

In this manifesto Benzal has said that "there are a large number of women who suffer violence only because they are women, and men who consider themselves superior and try to demonstrate their supremacy using physical, psychological, sexual and control violence towards them, that is why we cannot tolerate this situation in a democratic society, whose youth have grown and are currently being trained in the principles supported by our Constitution.Today it is time to remember the 51 women and 2 children who have been murdered so far of the year, to remember the 41 orphaned and orphaned children because of these heinous deaths, to remember each victim and consider it as an irreparable loss, and above all, to remember the importance of not remaining impassive, in silence, before the barbarism that plagues us every day. "

The mayor said in this reading that "we can not forget women who, because of their social situation, may suffer double discrimination: women with disabilities, women of Roma ethnicity, refugee women or immigrants ... in short, especially vulnerable women."

"We all must stand up to all kinds of sexist violence that impoverishes our society, because abuse is not a private matter, it is a social problem that is fought with zero tolerance for any violent and macho behavior," he said " .

The responsible councilor has recognized all the professionals who, as she has commented, "help women who are survivors of violence walk the path of hope, supporting them to empower themselves and rebuild their lives. Professionals who work every day with the common goal of ending gender violence "

All these activities have been celebrated throughout the morning.

Also, the council has made available to the neighbors a notebook located at the reception of the town hall in which citizens can express their opinion anonymously about gender-based violence and that this problem poses to society.

On the other hand, the implementation of the Violet Awareness and Information Point has also been carried out and the Workshop Who killed Mr. Gray? Has been held, which have been financed from the funds of the Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with Las Cortes e Igualdad, Secretary of State for Equality in the development of the State Pact against Gender Violence for the year 2019.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Los Alcázares

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