End the scourge of gen­der vi­o­lence

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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

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