Seville, (EFE).- The Comprehensive Care and Reception Service for women victims of gender violence and their dependents from the Andalusian Women’s Institute (IAM) provided assistance in Andalusia to 2,438 victims of abuse (1,392 women and 1,046 minors) in 2022, almost 4% more than the previous year.
These figures indicate that last year an average of seven people per day entered emergency centers, shelters and sheltered apartments, the regional administration reported in a statement.
This service responds to a coordinated system of resources, whose purpose is to offer the necessary protection and support to women and their sons and daughters who suffer gender violence for their personal recovery, through a comprehensive program that includes: psychological care , social, socio-educational and legal.
The reception network for victims of gender violence of the Andalusian Government is made up of 35 centers after its expansion.
The Minister of Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality, Loles López, who this week visited one of the reception centers in the province of Malaga, highlighted the importance of these resources “for the protection and physical, emotional and psychological treatment of women and minors who are victims of gender violence who have to leave their homes because their lives are in danger”.
Since their creation, these centers have attended more than 60,000 victims in Andalusia.
35 centers in Andalusia
López has indicated that the Andalusian Government has a wide network of services and programs “for the care of women and minors who are victims of gender violence so that they can leave behind all fear, terror, humiliation and aggression; and thus be able to live a full and happy life.”
He recalled that the Junta de Andalucía has expanded the reception network for victims of gender violence this year with an investment of more than one million euros, which has made it possible to have a new shelter in the province of Granada (22 places) and the expansion of the center of Córdoba (three parking spaces) to add half a thousand parking spaces, 5% more.
This service increased its budget in 2020 to 27 million euros, 7% more than in 2018, and has hired almost a hundred more professionals.
In 2022, the resources in Andalusia that have received the most victims of abuse have been the emergency centers with a total of 1,728 -1,054 women and 674 minors-; followed by shelters with 635 people -300 women and 335 minors-; while 38 women and 37 minors have lived in the supervised apartments.
The reception and comprehensive care network of the Andalusian Women’s Institute has 35 centers (9 emergency centers, 9 shelters and 17 supervised flats), where half a thousand places are offered. EFE