Malaga shows support for victims of gender violence on the Costa del Sol

Psychological assistance programs: Support for women victims of violence Credit: Twitter

THE Andalucian Institute of Women (IAM) attended in 2019 in Malaga 303 women in the different psychological assistance programs for victims of gender violence, compared to 102 of 2018, 201 more users and an increase of 197.05 per cent. Also, last year two new psychological intervention groups were launched in the province: one for emotional dependence and another for empowerment.

In this regard, the IAM program advisor in Malaga, María Encarnación Santiago, stressed on Monday that “psychological care for women victims of gender violence constitutes one of the main lines of action of the Andalucian Institute for Women for the integral recovery of these women”. In addition, she stressed that “these programmes offer specialised, comprehensive and free interventions with a methodology that starts from a broad vision of gender-based violence that incorporates multicausal explanatory factors to try to respond to the needs of users.”

Santiago called “for cases of gender-based violence to be reported, not only by the woman victim but from her closest connections: friends, co-workers, family.” She also stated that “The Andalucian Institute of Women will continue to focus on comprehensive care for women victims of violence as the best tool for their recovery and normalization of their lives.”

 

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