Gender violence campaign boosts calls for help

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CALLS to the 016 helpline for gender violence victims increased by 38.9 per cent in December following a government campaign aimed at young people.

The Hay Salida (there’s a way out) campaign was launched by the Spanish government and broadcast on television and radio stations, published in written press and included on signs at bus stops.

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Aimed at young women from 13 upwards, the campaign included messages encouraging those who felt scared or controlled by their boyfriends to call the help-line.

The latest data from the Ministry of Public Health showed that whereas the line received 5,376 calls in November, in December a total of 7,466 were registered.

Most calls were from possible victims, yet some also came from friends and relatives seeking advice on how to help.





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