The spokesperson for EH Bildu in the Basque Parliament and head of the opposition in Euskadi, Maddalen Iriarte, has related in an article in ‘El Diario Vasco’ that she suffered abuse in some colonies when she was seven years old. “My hands are still shaking […]. What pain, what anger, what helplessness, “says the policy, which ensures that I could” vomit “when remembering that episode.” I fear with dread waking up from this dream and being that seven-year-old girl glued to the wall, “he adds.
The socialist Ernesto Gasco tells that he suffered sexual abuse in a religious school: “If we had told it, who would believe us?”
“Let’s not think that it happens to others, in other places. It happens to all of us. It happens to a great extent in the impunity of privacy or not far away. It happens everywhere. And it is a big problem for everyone. And for everyone. Because we are also daughters, mothers, grandmothers, friends, couples, … So let’s get on with it! Starting from the supposedly funny joke to everything else “, writes Iriarte.
And he reflects: “Equality is not going to happen to us. There will not come a day while we break our backs waiting for the moment. We will fight for equality and equality must be implemented from the State that in Euskal Herria we do not have, involving women, feminism, with all “.
These days at the end of November, in which both the day against violence against women and against child abuse are commemorated, another active Basque politician such as the socialist Ernesto Gasco, for years a leader in Gipuzkoa and now a senior position in the Government of Pedro Sánchez, He has also recounted the abuse he suffered at school.