Joint effort will tackle gender violence

SOLIDARITY: Minute’s silence for Denia gender violence victim  Photo credit: Alfaz town hall 

ALFAZ’S latest council meeting began outside the town hall with a minute’s silence for the woman murdered recently in Denia. 
The 44-year-old woman, who was a Russian national was the Valencian Community’s seventh gender violence victim and the 48th nationwide. 
Later, during the council session, the town hall’s Equality councillor proposed the creation of a Multidisciplinary Gender Violence Commission. 
Its aim will be to anticipate detection, promote prevention and provide a rapid response in gender violence cases inside the municipality,” announced the town hall spokesman Toni Such. 
According to technical reports from the Equality department, the public authorities cannot be indifferent to gender violence, as has been made clear in Article 9.2 of Spain’s Constitution, Such continued. 
“This obliges the public authorities to take positive action, to make freedom and equality really effective, removing obstacles that prevent or make this difficult,” the reports stated. 
“Local administrations are the institutions closest to the population,” argued Such as he announced the need for the Multidisciplinary Gender Violence Commission, given that the gender violence problem would need to be dealt with jointly by all municipal bodies. 
“This will allow us to take a step further in our commitment to eradicating Gender Violence in Alfaz,” declared Such who thanked the council’s opposition parties for backing the proposal. 

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