Benidorm remembers with a minute silence the last victim of gender violence
Benidorm has observed a minute of silence at the doors of the City Hall in memory of the latest victim of sexist violence in Spain, murdered in the Burgos town of Salas de los Infantes. The first deputy mayor, Ana Pellicer, and the councilor for Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, have led the rally together with representatives of the different municipal political groups and public workers, to show their firmest rejection of this social scourge.
On this occasion, the victim was a 28-year-old woman, murdered with a knife allegedly by her partner and later thrown out of the window. Both the victim and the aggressor were of Bulgarian origin and had lived in that locality for several years with their two children. The man, who surrendered to the Civil Guard and acknowledged the facts, was already arrested in 2011 for sexist violence.
The Department of Equality reminds women who may be facing a case of abuse, can go to the municipal services or use the toll-free number 016 against gender violence. The call is not reflected in the telephone bill, but it is advisable to delete it from the list of calls from mobile phones.