Benidorm against gender violence

Benidorm against gender violence
MAKING A STAND: Benidorm’s councillors stand proudly alongside the banner flying from the Town Hall Photo credit Benidorm Ayuntamiento

A BANNER has been hung from the balcony of Benidorm Town Hall which reads ‘Benidorm contra la violencia de genero’ (Benidorm against gender violence) as the city prepares to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women tomorrow, Saturday November 25.

Students of the IES Pere Maria Orts i Bosch school proudly held a series of posters they designed as Councillor of Culture Ana Pellicer and Councillor of Equality Paquita Ripoll presented the day’s programme of events.

Ripoll said: “It is great that the children are raising their voices against this social scourge.It is of fundamental importancebecause in them is the change towards a more just and egalitarian society.”

Tomorrow, supporters will gather on the plaza de SusMajestades los Reyes de Espana at 10.00am where a manifesto will be read, followed by a minute’s silence.

At 11.00am, a march will weave through the city’s streets before a 1.00pm service is held outside the Els Tollsbulding to pay homage to victims of gender violence, including Jessica Bravo Cutillas, the 28-year-old Spanish mother who was shot dead by her ex-partner in front of their son in Elda two weeks ago.

Later, at 6.00pm and 8.00pm, there will be performances of the play ‘A ciegas’ (Blindly) at the Centro Social JoseLlorca Linares.

The programme will come to an end next Wednesday November 29 with a presentation Hablamos de la violencia de genero en poblacionadolescente y joven’(We talk about gender violence in adolescent and young population) in the Casa del Fester at 7.00pm.

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