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The City Council has specialized personnel and the victims have the telephone number 016 at their disposal.

Benidorm shows its rejection of a new crime of gender violence, which brings the number of women murdered to 11 in 2022

20 April 2022
Minuto de silencio.

For the third time so far this month, Benidorm City Council has called a silent rally today at noon to condemn a new case of sexist violence, confirmed yesterday by the Government Delegation against Gender Violence and which brings the number to 11 women murdered by their partners or ex-partners since the beginning of 2022 and 1,137 since 2003. The mayor, Toni Pérez; and the Councilor for Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, have led this concentration in which members of the Municipal Corporation and neighbours have participated.

This last confirmed case occurred last Good Friday, April 15, in the Barcelona town of Vilanova del Camí, where a 42-year-old man ended the life of his 44-year-old partner. The man is already in provisional prison.

In addition, another crime is currently being investigated as a possible case of sexist violence, which occurred yesterday afternoon in Lloret de Mar (Girona). The first inquiries suggest that a man would have murdered his wife and their daughter in the family home to later take his own life.

The Department of Equality they have recalled that the City Council has personnel specialized in gender violence to provide free advice to any woman who feels threatened.

Likewise, it insists that the victims have the free telephone number 016, which leaves no trace on the telephone bill, although it is advisable to eliminate it from the mobile call log. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and in 52 languages.