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Benidorm holds silent vigil in memory of gender violence victims

BENIDORM held a minute of silence in memory of the latest victim of male violence in Spain.

The Mayor Toni Pérez joined representatives of several political groups, public workers and members of social associations – amongst others – to stand against violence outside the doors of the city hall.

Last Monday (August 6) a 78-year-old woman was murdered by her 82-year-old husband in the Barcelona district of Sants-Montjuïc.

The murderer had used a knife which he later used to injure himself.

The Mossos d’Escuadra (Guardia Civil Catalonia) detained the man at his home after being alerted by his family.

So far this year, 24 women have been killed due to male violence in Spain and 14 children have been orphaned.

A toll-free number – 016 – has been set up by the Department of Equality to help anyone in need of support. The number leaves no trace on the telephone bill.

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