At least 230 minors have been orphaned since 2013 because their mothers have been killed at the hands of their partners or ex-partners, 39 of them only this year 2018, according to the data of the Delegation of Government for Gender Violence that counts for five. This year, steps have also been taken to improve the amount of the orphan's pension for this type of victims, but it has not yet become a reality.
Recently, the Congress of Deputies approved the Law on the improvement of the orphan's pension for sons and daughters victims of gender violence, a proposal presented by the PSOE in the House of Representatives in March 2017. It received the green light and is now in its phase of processing in the Senate, although the PSOE has denounced the "obstacles" that the PP is putting for approval.
The Law to improve orphan's pensions aims to recognize the right of all orphans to gender violence to collect an orphan's pension above 600 euros, even if their mothers have not paid Social Security.
There are more than 200 children orphaned by this type of violence counted since 2013. According to official data, this year, at least 47 women who have orphaned 39 children have been killed by gender violence. In 2017, 51 were murdered and 26 were orphans; and 2016 ended with 49 deaths and 29 orphans.
In the period 2013-2018, 2015 was the year with the highest number of murdered (60) and also orphans (51). In 2014, 55 women were killed who left 43 children orphaned; and in 2013 there were 54 fatalities and 42 orphans.