The Minister for Equality sends a letter to the Coordination and Violence against Women Units, the General Council of Pharmaceutical Associations, leisure venues and various companies and organisations, to share her concern about the increase in femicides in recent days and to ask for “a redoubling of efforts to prevent violence”.
The Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, through the Government Delegation against Gender Violence, has today sent a letter to the Coordination and Violence against Women Units, the General Council of Pharmaceutical Associations, leisure venues and various companies and organisations.
In the letter addressed to the Units, Montero shares the concern of the Ministry of Equality about the increase in femicides and very serious injuries with a gender component that has been occurring in Spain since the end of June. In view of these facts, the minister is committed to “redoubling efforts to prevent violence and, most especially, to guarantee all victims a diligent, adequate and effective response”.
In this regard, it highlights the central role of the Coordination and Violence against Women Units, “both to promote actions to improve coordination between assistance, protection and access to justice services, and to articulate a specific monitoring of cases with elements of greater vulnerability, especially those classified as being at greater risk in their territory”. To this end, Equality requests collaboration to reinforce actions for the prevention, detection and coordination of gender-based violence, promoting coordination with the institutions with competence in this area in the territory, and places itself “at your full disposal to work together to achieve these objectives”.
Moreover, in the letter addressed to some 150 organisations and companies committed to equality, such as the General Council of Pharmaceutical Associations, leisure establishments, transport, food and communication companies, among others, Montero asks for “their important collaboration in the dissemination of the Violet Points in their establishments” and in those places where during the holidays “women or people from their close environment will go, whose support is in many cases decisive” so that women can find safe places to go if they suffer violence.
The Purple Dot is an instrument promoted by the Ministry of Equality to involve society as a whole in the fight against gender violence and to spread, on a massive scale, the information necessary to know how to act when facing a situation of violence or a case of violence against women. As the minister reminds us in the letter, “its dissemination saves lives and can help many women in their process of recovery and recovery from the violence they face”.
The Ministry of Equality makes available to all entities the materials aimed at reinforcing awareness-raising, prevention and action measures against gender-based violence.