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The woman injured on June 22 in Doñinos (Salamanca) died on Tuesday and yesterday, the 30th, another was murdered in Barbastro (Huesca)

Benidorm protests in silence for the two victims of sexist violence this week

01 July 2021
Benidorm protesta en silencio por las dos víctimas de la violencia machista de esta semana

Benidorm City Council with its mayor, Toni Pérez, and the Councilor for Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, at the head, has observed a minute of silence today at 12 noon in memory of the two women who have lost their lives this week because of of sexist violence.
At dawn on June 22, in the Salamanca town of Doñinos, a 34-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed by her 69-year-old husband, then he committed suicide. Despite the fact that the emergency services were able to treat the victim, her fatal outcome occurred on Tuesday.
On the 30th, in the city of Barbastro in Huesca, a second 35-year-old woman died allegedly at the hands of her husband, 43, from whom she was processing the separation from her. And this, in front of her three youngest children. The man was arrested by the police and has a criminal record for a crime of gender violence.
With these crimes, 23 women have lost their lives at the hands of their partners or ex-partners this year in Spain and the number of underage orphans rises to 13. Since the official registration began in 2003, 1,101 women have been murdered In our country.
Spain is experiencing a rebound in sexist murders after confinement due to the pandemic. Since May 17, 15 women have lost their lives, while in the first four months of 2021 far fewer did so, eight.
The Department of Equality reminds women who feel threatened that the telephone number 016 attends to victims of sexist violence 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 52 different languages ​​and that, if any need it, the City Council puts at your disposal its specialized services in the departments of Equality and Social Welfare.