The Ministry of Equality condemns a new macho murder on March 7 in the province of Valencia. This is a 38-year-old woman allegedly killed after being shot by her romantic partner the day before. The victim had a minor child and there is no record of previous complaints against the alleged perpetrator of gender-based violence. With this confirmation, the number of women killed by gender violence amounts to 15 so far this year, increasing the number to 1,048 the total number of women killed by gender violence since 2003, when data began to be collected.
The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero and the Government delegate against Gender Violence, Victoria Rosell, want to express their utmost condemnation and rejection of this new macho murder and transfer all their support to the families and friends of the victim. In that sense, they consider these deaths a scourge for society that indicates more if there is an urgent need to find a solution with means and resources to avoid new murders.
The Ministry of Equality, through the Government Delegation against Gender Violence, also wishes to recall the existence of the Telephone Information and Legal Advice Service on Gender Violence, through the abbreviated telephone number 016.
As announced, the first Thursday of each month there will be an institutional appearance by the Government Delegate against Gender Violence, Victoria Rosell, to assess the situation of sexist violence in Spain and the policies that are being carried out to prevent it So the next will take place on Thursday, April 2 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Equality (Calle Alcalá 37).