José Miguel Bravo from Laguna, candidate Together for Gran Canaria-Canary Coalition to the presidency of the Cabildo, has launched through social networks the promise of creating an insular program of personal defense for women. The classes, free of charge, will be taught by two experts in the field: Ayose Martín, delegate of the International Federation of Martial Arts, and Iriome Marcial, from ASEP Team.
The number of complaints decreased last year compared to the previous one. Despite that decline, the Islands are the fourth autonomous community in the rate of women victims of gender violence for every 10,000 women. There were 8,342 complaints filed in the archipelago for violence against women and 2,199 petitions for protection orders were requested, of which 1,326 were accepted and 827 rejected. 45 were not admitted.