End the scourge of gender violence
By Jack Troughton STUDENTS across Jávea’s schools and colleges took part in a symbolic protest last Friday to ‘break the chains of gender violence’.
The campaign was launched by the town hall’s department of equality and was aimed at raising awareness of the 'social scourge and its impact on society' while supporting Sunday’s International Day against Gender Violence.
It was part of the local authority’s rejection of the ongoing problem of violence against women and its commitment to equality.
There was also a ceremony in front of the town hall where councillor for youth, Ximo Segarra read out a manifesto drawn up by the council.
Politicians, civil servants and young people watched a theatrical performance of people reading press headlines about the victims of gender violence in Spain – reminding everyone of the plight of those attacked. By Jo Pugh A GENERAL security meeting will be held next Tuesday, December 4 in Benissa, with subjects being covered such as gender violence and animal poisoning.
Commencing at 10.00, it will be chaired by Abel Cardona, mayor of Benissa, and María Araceli Poblador, subdelegate of Alicante provincial government. The order of the day will deal with the coordination of the different security forces of the state, as well as the balance of management in cases of canine poisoning which occurred in 2017 and 2018.
Participants also include the Valencian security agency, local and provincial Guardia Civil, local police and civil protection, in addition to a spokesperson from each political group from Benissa. Another subject will be the ‘Protocol Coordination Table on Gender Violence’ which has laid dormant since 2014 its reactivation will be addressed.
The objective of the protocol is to offer a fast coordinated response in suspected cases of gender violence.
The subdelegate, local police, social services, the Denia women’s centre, the victims of crime office, Benissa health centre, legal aid services and a representative from Denia court will all be in attendance.
Students prepare to break the chains