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Since January 1, 2003, 1,156 women have been murdered in Spain

Minute of silence in Benidorm in memory of the woman murdered on Friday in Tenerife

02 August 2022
Minuto de silencio en la puerta del Ayuntamiento de Benidorm.

The Benidorm City Council called a minute of silence on Tuesday in memory of the victim of the sexist crime that took place last Friday in Tenerife.

At noon, in the Plaza de Sus Majestades Los Reyes de España, representatives of the three municipal groups with the mayor, Toni Pérez, and the Councilor for Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, at the head, gathered in respectful silence to show, on behalf of all Benidorm citizens, its strongest rejection of this social scourge that has ended, so far in 2022, with the lives of 26 women and has left 19 minors orphaned.

On this occasion, it is about a 34-year-old woman murdered on leaving her work in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, allegedly by her ex-partner who cut her throat in the middle of the street. The criminal waited patiently for the victim to finish his workday to end his life and then fled, although he was finally arrested and brought to justice.

With this, there are already 1,156 fatalities recorded for gender-based violence since January 1, 2003, in Spain. The Department of Equality recalls that Benidorm City Council has personnel specialized in gender violence available to any woman who feels threatened.

Likewise, it insists that victims can use the free telephone number 016, which leaves no trace on the telephone bill, although it is advisable to eliminate it from the call log of mobile devices.