Valladolid, (EFE).- Silhouettes of swallows, lavender flowers and chalk outlines served as remembrance this morning in Castile and León of the 38 women murdered by gender-based violence in Spain so far in 2022, including four in this Community, with a rejection of the negationist discourse of Vox on gender violence, which is part of the regional government.
In Valladolid, four silhouettes with chalk on the ground and alongside them many other faceless women made visible this Friday Diolimar, Eva María, Teresa and Raquel, murdered this 2022 for gender-based violence in Castilla y León, to name a few figures and in the face of Vox negationism, in an act convened by the CCOO and the UGT on the international day to eliminate this scourge, which brought together some 200 people.
“Not only does it deny the existence of this violence, but it also tries to make it invisible and to disguise it as intra-family violence, leaving women more unprotected, more vulnerable and without the possibility of a complete vital choice since they are limited to marriage, procreation, care, and are postulated as the only way to solve problems such as depopulation and falling birth rates, ceasing to bet on policies that act on the very root of the problem, which is none other that education in equality and respect”, They thought on the spot.
As a prelude to the marches that feminist platforms have called throughout Castilla y León this afternoon, the UGT and COOO unions have organized rallies this afternoon in different capitals to express their “absolute rejection and rejection of sexist killings ” in Spain and all over the world. , with other events organized by town halls, councils and social groups.
38 women, four in Castilla y León
In Spain, 38 women have been murdered so far this year, including four from Castilla y León, Diolimar, 35, from Soria, Eva María, 54, from Valladolid, Raquel, 32, from Palencia and Teresa, a young woman from Valladolid, 23, murdered in Brussels and therefore not counted as a victim in Spain.
In the act of the Valladolid City Council, the mayor, Óscar Puente, called these 38 deaths due to gender violence “unacceptable”, and in the magistrate judge Ana Carrascosa argued in the manifesto she prepared for this day that “The story of The fight for equality and the fight to eradicate violence against women is a story of learning, because for centuries women have been deprived of the capacity to think.
According to him, denying that women think makes it possible to maintain that women “are not” and recalls that religious treatises doubted or openly denied that women had a soul, “thus for centuries women were not and did not did not exist”.
In Zamora, a black cloth in which 38 purple and two white swallows can be seen that will no longer be able to return to their nests has symbolized the deaths from male violence in Spain so far this year and the two from indirect violence in the institutional act of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The commemoration of 25-N, which is organized every year jointly by the different institutions of Zamora at the gates of one of them, was developed on this occasion in collaboration with the government sub-delegation, where some three hundred people, mainly representatives of institutions and organizations and social groups that fight against gender violence and offer support to victims.
In Palencia and Avila
In Palencia, several concentrations demanded the elimination of gender-based violence. In the Plaza Mayor, thirteen women representing all the associations and institutions that are part of the Municipal Women’s Council, were tasked with reading the manifesto prepared for that day, in which Raquel, the woman from Palencia, was remembered who was murdered by his companion on September 26.
“This 2022 gender violence murder happened in our city, we sympathized, it put us in the face of gender violence, in the face of pain, the loss of a mother, a loved one, a colleague , friend, neighbour, acquaintance. We cannot get used to these losses in vain, the pain they cause and the additional suffering,” said one of the women who gave voice to the manifesto. In addition, students from various schools and the Virgen de la Calle Institute planted 38 lavenders next to Clara Campoamor Street, in tribute to the women murdered this year by gender violence.
In Ávila, about thirty people summoned by the CCOO and the UGT gathered to demand the fight against equality and to ask for the maintenance of the law on gender violence in Castilla y León because there are more and more of murders and complaints, according to the CCOO, which remembers that gender-based violence exists and is not an ideological question.
Ponferrada and Leon
The main institutions of Leone came together this Friday at various events organized in the provincial capital and in Ponferrada to make their voices heard against gender-based violence on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. women.
In León, the event, organized by the City Council, also had the participation of the Government Sub-Delegation in León, the Junta Delegation in León, the Provincial Council of León and the University of León.
The joint reading of the manifesto made the voice of the Leonese society and the institutions represented heard to continue to fight against gender-based violence and to work from equality so that there are no differences between women. and men.
In the text, emphasis was placed on gender violence figures: “More than 1,170 women murdered by their partner or ex-partner since records began in 2003. Murdered because they are women. In the year 2022, gender-based violence in the sphere of a couple or an ex-partner claimed the lives of 38 women and two minors, and left 26 and children orphans due to the murder of their mothers”.
In Ponferrada, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento hosted the institutional act organized by the Municipal Observatory against Gender Violence in collaboration with the Municipal Women’s Council and consisted of reading a manifesto and listing all the women murdered as a result of the gender-based violence this year, as well as the death of children at the hands of their parents (indirect violence).
In Burgos, several dozen CCOO and UGT union delegates gathered outside the Evolution Forum, where CCOO provincial secretary for women, Henar Paredes, insisted that the cuts in gender equality and violence policies in Castilla y León “are evident, although they do not dare to put them in writing and they are applied in the facts.” EFE