Equality condemns three new gender violence murders, of a woman and her two children, in Barcelona

Apr 11, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Portada, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The number of women murdered due to gender violence rises to 9 in 2024 and to 1,249 since 2003 and the number of minors rises to 7 in 2024 and to 57 since 2013.

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Equality condemns three new gender violence murders

The victims in the province of Barcelona are a 42-year-old woman and her two minor children, a boy and a girl, aged 8, presumably killed by the mother’s partner, the father of the children, who later committed suicide on 9 April 2024. There were no previous complaints of gender violence against the alleged aggressor.

With the confirmation of this case, the number of women killed by gender violence in Spain rises to 9 in 2024 and to 1,249 since 2003, when these data began to be collected. Likewise, the number of minors killed by gender violence in Spain has risen to 7 in 2024 and 57 since 2013.

The Minister for Equality, Ana Redondo, and the Government Delegate against Gender Violence, Carmen Martínez Perza, express their absolute condemnation and rejection of these sexist murders and convey their full support to the families and friends of the victims. Both the minister and the delegate call for all efforts from the institutions, administrations and society as a whole to arrive in time and prevent more deaths.

The Ministry of Equality, through the Government Delegation against Gender Violence, reminds that the 016 telephone number, online consultations via email 016-online@igualdad.gob.es, the WhatsApp channel on the number 600 000 016 and the online chat, accessible from the website violenciagenero.igualdad.gob.es, operate 24 hours a day, every day of the week. At 016 you can ask for advice on the resources available and the rights of victims of all forms of violence against women, as well as legal advice from 8 am to 10 pm every day of the week, with attention in 53 languages and a service adapted to possible situations of disability.

On the other hand, it also reminds us that in an emergency, you can call 112 or the emergency numbers of the National Police (091) and the Guardia Civil (062). If it is not possible to make a call in a dangerous situation, the ALERTCOPS application can be used, from which an alert signal will be sent to the police with geolocation. These means of assistance can be activated by the victim and also by anyone who knows or suspects a case of gender violence. It is the duty of society as a whole.