Malaga Fights Back against Gender Violence

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Malaga Fights Back against Gender Violence
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Malaga Fights Back against Gender Violence.

Malaga fights back against gender violence and is set to train women from Campillos to set up a “punto violeta” (purple spot).

The project comes as part of the State Pact against Gender Violence and the initiative will enable the establishment of a safe space for women which will provide information, and help victims of any type of sexist violence.

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The project has been launched by the Campillos Town Council and aims to train local female volunteers to allow them to set up a “Violet Point”. The fight against gender violence initiative comes as part of the State Pact against Gender Violence.

The town of Campillos joined in the initiative and like many other towns throughout Spain they have received funds from the Ministry of equality.

Francisco Guerrero, the mayor of Campillos is pleased that the pact has been signed in the Congress of deputies. The mayor went on to comment that: “We are pleased that all political parties have signed it and continue to support it. It is very important that all the administrations join forces in the fight against gender violence and also the role that the local councils are playing, which is now reinforced by the state budget allocation. This gives us more capacity to act, which is what is important to us at the moment, although it is true that it still seems insufficient”.


The councillor for Equality and Feminism, Inés María Ponce spoke of the initiative and highlighted the fact that local councils are “a key part of this pact because with it we have greater competence to attend to women who are victims of gender violence, to prevent and to act”.

For anyone wishing to take part training is set to begin on Friday, June 18 and will be provided by an expert psychologist. The psychologist has plenty of experience in preventing gender violence and also in caring for female survivors and victims of gender violence.

As reported by La Noncion, “Registrations can be made by telephone on 952 72 35 55 and 952 72 60 49; by WhatsApp on 683 24 90 21; by email at [email protected] or through the following online registration form: https://forms.gle/krhK7Nb95EMDXoXP6.”


 

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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