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Queen Letizia attends meeting on gender violence in Spain

On Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain attended a working meeting on Spain’s gender violence in Madrid at the Headquarters of the Government Delegation for Gender Violence.

While there, she was informed regarding the current gender violence situation in Spain, as well as the different initiatives being put into action to eradicate the situation. Additional discussions about care for minors, women trafficking and the resources available in Spain also took place.

Casa Real explained the delegation remarking, “The Government Delegation for Gender Violence is a body under the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, which proposes the government’s policy against different forms of violence against women due to gender, as well as promoting, coordinating and advise on all measures that are carried out in this area.”

The delegation is also responsible for the “promotion of the application of the principle of mainstreaming of measures aimed at combating the different forms of violence against women on the basis of gender,” as well as the prevention of all violence against women and social awareness of the issue. Additionally, they also promote collaboration and coordination for the assistance and promotion of training professional groups to deal with these problems.

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Others at the meeting included Dolors Montserrat, Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality; Mario Garcés, Secretary of State for Social Services and Equality; María José Ordóñez, government delegate for Gender Violence; Ángeles Carmona, President of the Observatory of the General Council of the Judiciary; and María Abengózar, head of the Service of Attention and Protection to Women Victims of Gender Violence (ATENPRO) of the Spanish Red Cross.

In July 2017, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the facilities of the Telephone Service 016; this is for information and juridical advice in the matter of gender violence. Besides dialling the number for assistance, people can also contact via email:

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