Madrid (EFE).- Between 2009 and 2022, more than two million complaints of gender violence have been recorded, a figure made public this Thursday by the State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz.
“The quantification of a reality that does not admit denial perspectives or a lukewarm response is chilling,” he stated during his appearance at the Senate Justice Commission, where he reviewed the measures adopted by the Prosecutor’s Office to protect the victims after they twelve women were murdered by their partners or ex-partners in December 2022.
García Ortiz: We must ensure the safety of women
García Ortiz has considered it “essential” to ensure the safety, integrity and privacy of women who go to Justice and avoid “spaces of impunity that reinforce the aggressors”.
“We must ensure unconditional support for victims and access to resources that allow them to break their ties with their aggressor. We cannot allow women who denounce, who have trusted justice, to suffer violence again. Justice cannot be an obstacle or a labyrinth, but rather the solution and the door to their dignity and their freedom”, she stated.
Despite the high number of complaints, the attorney general has considered that the challenge continues to be to bring out the number of hidden violence, “reaching the silent victims” by breaking their silence and, above all, that of the environment.
Gender violence figures
In 2022 the number of murders due to gender violence in Spain amounted to 49 women, the most fateful month was December with 11 deaths, making it one of the periods with the most fatalities since they began to be counted in 2003.
So far in 2023, there have been 8 women murdered due to sexist violence, according to official figures from the statistical portal of the Government Delegation against Gender Violence.
Telephone 016 attends to all victims of sexist violence 24 hours a day and in 52 different languages, as does the email [email protected] Attention is also provided through WhatsApp through the number 600000016, and minors can contact the Fundación ANAR telephone number 900 20 20 10.
In an emergency situation, you can call 112 or the National Police (091) and Civil Guard (062) phones, and if it is impossible to make a call, you can use the ALERTCOPS application, from the an alert signal is sent to the Police with geolocation.