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More than 39,000 euros to consolidate the fight against gender violence in Cartagena (11/09/2019)

The Secretary of State for Equality has granted the Cartagena City Council a subsidy of € 39,240.86 with the aim of promoting measures against gender violence that are implemented from the local administration.

As pointed out by the Councilor for Equality, David Martnez, this grant will be used to increase awareness and prevention campaigns, the reinforcement of municipal support and help services for women who suffer this type of aggression, as well as to strengthen the presence of Violeta Points and awareness messages in the events held in Cartagena.

"The Government of Spain is very sensitive in everything that concerns gender violence and this line of aid allows municipalities to strengthen actions aimed at ending it," said the mayor.

In this sense, the Department of Equality has become an example for the rest of the Region with the creation of programs such as 'If you feel drowned is not love' in the secondary schools of the municipality, the involvement in all activities that take place in Cartagena, or the creation of specific events whose theme revolves around sexist violence.

“We have created the 'More Q Musas Fest', with musical proposals prepared and performed by women in a vindictive and conscientious key against sexist violence, launched campaigns to prevent sexual assault at the Carthaginian and Roman Festivities or in others Acts with a large influx of audiences such as La Mar de Musicas, we develop awareness interventions in educational centers or specific workshops in the Empowerment School, and grants such as this help us and much to its realization ”, explained the mayor.

This transfer comes from the Aid Fund created by the central Government in September 2018 and is framed within the State Pact against Gender Violence.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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