As every year, 25 November is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. According to the data of the Ministry of Equality, a day when sexist violence is claimed to end, 1,171 deaths since January 1, 2003.
57 women have been killed so far this year
At least 57 women have been killed in Spain so far this year just because they are women. The figure also includes murders in the couples area and other femicides, and the data leaves no room for doubt: the biggest risk for a woman is still the home, as explained by Miguel Lorente, a former Government delegate against Gender-Based Violence.
Total so far in 2022 38 women were killed by their partner or ex-partner and 11 more died at the hands of relatives (9 of them by a son, stepson or grandchild), accounting for 58% of non-couple sexist crimes, known as family murders.
“Today, the most risky place for a woman is still her home, because that’s where there are men who are violent and can go as far as murder.” explains Miguel Lorente.
The killer is always known to the victim.
Femicide statistics, launched by the Ministry of Equality earlier this year, shed light on the murders of less visible women, while also drawing conclusions that Ángela Rodríguez, the Minister of State for Equality, herself described as “creepy”. .
And that’s it 100% of femicides where the aggressor is known to the victimSo these crimes do not occur randomly.
58 percent of victims are over 60 years old
Another piece of information revealed by the femicide statistics is the age of the victims: 57.9% were older than 60 years and the highest rate was seen in women older than 84 years.
Gender violence complaints
The chart below shows the number of sexist violence complaints made in each province and autonomous region of our country since 2009. The 2020 data is remarkable, the number of complaints about sexist violence was less than the previous and a year later due to the curfew due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How do young people perceive gender violence?
III on Gender Violence ‘Zero Tolerance’ conducted by Fundación Mutua Madrileña and Antena 3 Noticias. 20% of young Hispanics aged 18-21 do not consider hitting their partner, insulting them or checking their cell phone during an argument as violence.
This study was carried out through a survey of more than 6,200 Spaniards last October. In addition, the group consisting of young people was divided into two groups for the first time, between the ages of 18-21 and those between the ages of 22-34.
Strictly speaking, one of the main conclusions of the study is that there is a difference of opinion between these two groups, and indeed Young people aged 18 to 21 are the most tolerant of certain abuse-related behaviors.
Gender violence among young people
While 50% of 18-21 year-olds find gender-based violence “unacceptable”, this rate is 71% for young people over 55. Collectively, they are “very vulnerable” to this scourge, and in fact, 46% of 18- to 21-year-olds believe their age group is most likely to experience or perpetrate such violence.
This may be because certain behaviors or trends on social networks may have had an effect on this group. a) Yes, Nine out of ten people (91%) believe that social networks and new technologies are contributing to the emergence of new forms of gender violence among young people.
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Young people agree in this case, as the same percentage (91%) believe that existing forms of communication lead to new forms of control and violence over the couple.
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