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The Municipal Corporation supports the manifesto Feminist Alert against the Machista Violence (19/06/2017)

This midday has been read on the stairs to the Palace Hall of the manifesto of the initiative called Feminist Alert against Violence Machista, convened by women's organizations throughout Spain in many municipalities of the country.

The meeting, which will be repeated this afternoon, Monday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. in the Plaza del Icue, has been convened in Cartagena by the International Women of Cartagena Platform. The Municipal Corporation as well as other citizens.

This act calls for the economic endowment to the so-called State Pact Against Gender-based Violence, with the necessary budgetary funds for its implementation, which is estimated at 120 million euros.

"We consider that sexist violence is a state issue that affects half of the population, and has a structural cause that is inequality between women and men, in which eradication must commit all the resources that are necessary," Have read several women from the convening platform.

The manifesto indicates that in the General Budgets of this year it is planned to allocate 0.00011% of the same, 31 million euros, to this topic.

A 10% less than 7 years ago, which also does not include the economic endowment of aspects such as prevention in the educational, health and media fields as provided for in the Istanbul Convention on violence against women

"It is a shame that there are already more than 40 women killed because of the macho violence.

We must work more from the administrations.

The City Council presented a motion so that the Government of the nation will take this issue seriously, as it can not be that a small part of the budget is dedicated to this issue, "said the Councilor for Equality in Functions, David Martinez, who Has had an impact on the importance of creating a State pact on this issue and on the importance of working against sexist violence from classrooms through education.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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