Murders due to sexist violence have skyrocketed in the last month and a half. It is not the first time in the historical series that a similar number of crimes accumulate in a short period of time, but different expert voices point to the influence of the end of restrictions to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Only since May 9, the day the state of alarm subsided, twelve men have killed their partners and ex-partners and the child of one of them. Victoria Rosell (Murcia, 1968) leads from the Government Delegation against Gender Violence of the Ministry of Equality a plan promoted weeks ago to evaluate and update the protocols and tools available, but it is still in the diagnostic phase. “We must put all the means within reach because, although we cannot assure it, it is foreseeable that there may be a rebound,” defends the judge now on leave in conversation with elDiario.es.
Thousands of women take to the streets to condemn the latest sexist crimes: “We are the cry of those who are no longer there”