Equality and CCAA will create crisis committees in the face of the spike in femicides

The Secretary of State for Equality and against Gender Violence, Ángela Rodríguez, during the meeting with the Autonomous Communities. / ministry of equality

These cabinets should serve "to analyze exactly what are the causes that have made it possible for this increase to exist

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The Ministry of Equality and the Autonomous Communities have agreed this Tuesday, within the framework of the Working Group of the State Pact against Gender Violence (PEVG), the creation of crisis committees in the face of the spike in femicides that have been registered in the recent weeks, as well as in other periods of the past year.

As explained by the Secretary of State for Equality and against Gender Violence, Ángela Rodríguez, these cabinets should serve "to analyze exactly what are the causes that have made this rebound possible."

“We have to be able to sit down with all the institutional actors to analyze, not only what has gone wrong, but what should go better from now on, analyzing the cases and focusing on those elements that failed in early detection or even in the mechanisms that they should have been activated and they were not activated”, he has declared before the media.

Asked about the procedure of this group, the 'number two' of Irene Montero has explained that now they will work on its composition and it will be assessed if it is necessary to assess each specific case or if they can be analyzed before "a certain situation" that may be the cause of the spikes.

Agreement on trafficking and sexual exploitation

On the other hand, an agreement has been reached to strengthen the response of the institutions to forms of violence against women such as trafficking or sexual exploitation.

As Equality has reported, the creation of this line of work follows the line of the previous Sectorial Conference, where a socio-assistance accreditation system for these victims was approved. As highlighted, it means consolidating the commitment of the Ministry of Equality and the Autonomous Communities and Cities, against trafficking and sexual exploitation.

In this sense, Rodríguez has pointed out that the State has to be at the side of women who are in situations of prostitution and offer outlets so that they can live their full lives« since, in his opinion, prostitution cannot be abolished without measures protection for prostitutes.

For the Secretary of State, women who are forced into prostitution should know that they have institutions on their side and, in this regard, has pointed out the need to give these women a housing guarantee, economic autonomy or specialized psychological care, among other.

In addition, he has pointed out that the majority of women in a situation of prostitution are in an irregular situation, for which he also considers a modification of the Immigration Law essential in this case.

Fixation of the pact

In the same way, the Ministry has reported that the agreement reached at the meeting also includes measures for the permanence of the State Pact against Gender Violence, with the design of mechanisms for budgetary and administrative stability of the current and future related services. to the.

It has also been agreed to improve the response to new manifestations and areas of sexist violence, such as violence against children who are victims of gender violence, vicarious violence, digital violence or economic violence; as well as to prepare a Catalog of Good Practices of the policies and projects developed by the Autonomous Communities and Cities within the framework of the Pact and that these serve as a reference for future regional public policies.

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