By Alex Glenn • 02 November 2021 • 9:03
Gender violence aid tripled in Andalucia. The Andalusian Women’s Institute (IAM) has tripled the financial aid budget for victims of gender violence.
The IAM has tripled the budget for financial aid for victims of gender-based violence to 1.5 million euros.
On October 25, the Andalucian Government published the resolution approving the increase in credit for Line 2 of financial aid for women victims of gender-based violence. This is for victims who can prove that they have insufficient resources and are struggling to obtain employment after the initial aid was exhausted.
The Councillor for Equality, Social Policies and Reconciliation, Rocío Ruiz commented: “up to mid-October, a total of 101 grants had been awarded in this line, practically the same as in 2020, when 112 grants were awarded”.
The initial budget was 481,058.10 euros. This has now been increased to 1.5 million euros.
“For the second consecutive year, we have once again exceeded one hundred grants awarded in this line, which demonstrates the agility in the management and resolution of this aid, which is essential to facilitate the start of an independent life for those women who are trying to regain control of their lives after suffering gender violence”, commented the head of equality policies in Andalucia.
She added: “for many of these women, these subsidies are their only means of support, which is why it is essential that the processing of the applications is resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to benefit the greatest number of Andalucian women”.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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