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10 facts about gender violence

We understand gender violence as any act of physical or psychological violence (including assaults on sexual freedom, threats, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty) exercised against a woman by a man who has been or continues to be linked to her for a sentimental relationship even without coexistence.

1 – From 2003 to 2018, 975 women have been murdered in Spain by their husbands, boyfriends or ex-partners.

2 – According to the report of the National Institute of Statistics on gender violence in 2016, the lowest rates of gender violence in Spain were in Ceuta, Melilla and La Rioja . The average age of the denounced: 39.5 years.

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3 – For yet another year, according to the report of the Observatory of Domestic Violence, in 2018 the autonomous community most affected by gender violence in absolute terms was Andalusia (12 victims), followed by Catalonia and Madrid. Most of the murdered women still had a relationship with the murderer.

 

4 – A survey carried out by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in 2014, revealed that Spain is among the European countries with the lowest percentage of women victims of sexual or physical violence by their current or former partner. However, in Spain – and not in other countries – many women keep silent about it, justify it or deny it.

 

5 – Global estimates published by the WHO in its latest report (November 2017) indicate that around one in three (35%) women in the world have suffered physical and / or sexual violence from a partner or sexual violence by third parties in some moment of his life.

 

6 – The VioGen Police monitoring system has included more than 500,000 cases today. 57,096 are still active (2,303 more than the final figure of 2017).

 

 

7 – The European Women’s Lobby is an NGO that works to promote women’s rights and equality between women and men. It is without doubt the largest coordinating organization of women’s associations in the European Union and has more than 2,500 organizations.

 

8 – Gender violence in the Nordic countries is also striking. Denmark, Finland and Sweden have the highest figures for sexist violence in Europe; they double the figures for Spain.

 

9 – According to the Spanish Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence , in 2013 there were 53 fatalities; in 2014 there were 54, in 2015, 60, in 2016 there were 44 victims, in 2017 there were 49 and in 2018 there were 47 , being the lowest number of women murdered by their partner since there is official data. Something that had only happened in 2016. Of the 47 women who were fatalities in 2018, 14 of them had reported it; something that did not prevent their murders. Five of the alleged killers violated the restraining order.

 

 

10 – The Organic Law of Comprehensive Protection Measures against Gender Violence recognizes all women victims of this social scourge and fights for their constitutional rights to physical and moral integrity, freedom and security, and equality and non-discrimination based on sex reason.

 

Don’t forget: 016 is the victim assistance telephone number and does not leave a mark on the bill.

 

 

Get involved!

Fighting against gender violence is everyone’s business and making visible the condemnation of this social scourge as well, therefore, we encourage you to participate another year in our 6th Race against gender violence.

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