Feminist chain in Mallorca to protest over patriarchal judiciary

CLAIMS: The Mallorca Feminist movement maintains the courts are a patriarchal institution CREDIT: Movimiento Feminista de Mallorca Twitter @movfemmallorca

SOME 100 women joined a Mallorca Feminist Movement-organised human chain in central Palma to protest at what they claim is a patriarchal judiciary.
The initiative, staged in front of the courts in Via Alemania at midday on Saturday, was aimed at raising awareness about the movement’s demand to “apply the Constitutional Law on Complete Protection Measures against Gender Violence.”
Movement spokeswoman Sandra Serra described the courts as “one of the most patriarchal institutions.”
The Mallorca feminists also called for “an objective register of victims, because up until now only those who have been victims at the hands of their partners or ex-partners are recognised.”
In addition, Serra maintained that people working in the legal world should undergo training from a gender-based violence training perspective “because sometimes the victim is revictimised and they are not given sufficient support.”
The human chain was one of a series of events the Feminist Movement has organised in the run-up to International Women’s Day this coming Sunday March 8.

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