Benidorm town hall says No to gender violence following latest killings

MINUTE’S SILENCE: Benidorm condemns latest gender violence killings in Girona Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

BENIDORM town hall organised a minute’s silence to demonstrate its condemnation of gender violence on April 21.

Mayor Toni Perez and Equality councillor Angela Zaragozi, accompanied by councillors and residents stood outside the town hall building in solidarity with the two latest victims in Lloret de Mar (Girona).

A woman of 53 and her 18-year-old daughter were murdered as they slept by the woman’s husband – and the girl’s father  – who afterwards committed suicide.

These latest deaths mean that 22 women have died as the result of gender violence so far this year.

The town hall’s Equality department emphasised that it has specialised personnel who will provide advice for any woman who feels that she is threatened.

Women can also ring the free 016 number which will not appear on any subsequent phone bill, although they are advised to eliminate the call from their list of recent mobile calls.

This service is available in 52 different languages 24 hours a day, year round.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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