Government launches new measures to combat gender-based violence in Spain

LAST UPDATED: 24 Feb, 2017 @ 17:24
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hand-1832921_960_720THE government has announced plans to create two new bodies to fight against gender-based violence. 

This comes after it was revealed that 2017 has so far been the worst ever year for domestic violence in Spain, with 16 women killed by a present or former partner before February 22.

An ‘interministerial body’ and a follow-up ‘permanent table’ will be set up to combat gender-based violence.

Among their duties will be to enhance training of people working to combat gender-based violence in the health, justice and finance sectors, improve protection on social networks (especially of minors) and review and update government protocols and budgets.

The announcement follows a meeting last week between the Interior, Justice and Health and Equality and Social Services Ministers.

 

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