By Euro Weekly News Media • 30 April 2013 • 22:00
IN the first three months of the year, 162 victims of domestic violence were helped in the Axarquia by the provincial government’s Gender Equality Service.
Of those 154 were registered at the Points of Information for Women (PIM) located in Riogordo and Torrox, Pilar Conde the delegate for the Equality and Participation of the Citizen announced.
Now a campaign pioneered in Malaga and Andalucia aims to highlight the fight against domestic violence. Organisers hope it will help fulfil promises made by both public and private organisations when a special helpline was launched.
The line, 900 77 11 77, has received around 8,000 calls since it was set up 15 years ago. The free service aims to give women victims of abuse help 24 hours a day, with lawyers and counsellor available to help.
Women are guaranteed anonymity when they use the line for help and advice.
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