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In one month, 7 women have lost their lives and 11 minors have been orphaned due to gender violence

Benidorm observes a minute of silence for the woman murdered in La Línea, Cádiz

06 February 2023
Minuto silencio

Benidorm City Council has called this noon a minute of silence in memory of the seventh victim of male violence in 2023 in our country.

The first deputy mayor, Ana Pellicer, has led the silent concentration with which the City Council has shown, once again, its firmest rejection of this social scourge.
Last Tuesday, January 31, the lifeless bodies of a married couple were found at their family home in the Cadiz town of La Línea de la Concepción. She, a Swiss national, was 64 years old. He, Italian, 65. Both had fatal wounds caused by a firearm. The woman had an adult son.

After the mandatory investigation, the Government Delegation against Gender Violence confirmed this case on Friday as the seventh of 2023. With it, there are now 1,189 women murdered by their partners or ex-partners since 2003, the year in which the death rate began to be computed. statistics at the national level. Likewise, 11 minors have been orphaned so far this year due to gender violence.

The Department of Equality recalls that the City Council has personnel specialized in gender violence to provide free advice to any woman who feels threatened. Likewise, he insists, that the victims have the free telephone number 016, which leaves no trace on the telephone bill, although it is advisable to remove it from the mobile phone call log. This service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and in 52 languages.