| For their fight against gender violence | José Vélez reaffirms the commitment of the Government of Spain to work daily to eradicate this drama, which maintains more than 3,000 active cases of gender violence in the Region with police and judicial protection measuresThe Government delegate affirms that those who collaborate anonymously "outline the most visible face of this struggle, a stream of awareness and solidarity that is absolutely essential as a necessary complement to all the legal, police and material measures and resources that the administrations enable"This morning the Government delegate presided over the Meninas 2020 award ceremony, the recognitions with which the Government Delegation annually distinguishes the work and commitment of institutions, entities, organizations, companies or individuals in the fight against violence in gender and that this year have received the City Council of Blanca and the "anonymous heroes."José Vélez has stated that the Blanca City Council has stood out especially for developing numerous additional activities in the field of prevention among minors, one of the preferential care groups, with the organization of writing, photography and video contests for the participation of all the students, among many other activities, in which the management teams, teachers, as well as fathers and mothers have also participated.Vélez has asked his mayor, Pedro Luis Molina, to share this recognition with all the neighbors and to serve as a spur to reinforce, if possible, the initiatives in this cause.Regarding the anonymous heroes, whose Menina has been collected by the president of the Federation of Municipalities of the Muria Region, and the mayor of Bullas, María Dolores Muñoz, on behalf of all the municipalities, the Government delegate has indicated that their unknown faces “ they outline the most visible face of this struggle, a stream of awareness, solidarity and citizen collaboration absolutely essential as a necessary complement to all the legal, police and material measures and resources that the different administrations enable for this endeavor ”.Vélez has stated that, although gender violence is a drama that grows within the walls of each home, “any initiative in this fight goes through appropriate policies of awareness and education that must begin in the family structure itself and continue throughout of the different educational stages, therefore, the eradication of all the great dramas and threats are addressed and countered, fundamentally, with adequate preventive strategies ”.The Government delegate has reiterated that the commemoration activities related to the 25th, International Day against Gender Violence, constitute an opportunity to pay the deserved memory and tribute to the victims, but it is not enough, he reaffirmed.
“It is not enough because it is an unbearable tragedy that hits us and repels us with the forcefulness of daily dramas.
Therefore, as long as the statistics continue to show the ignominious figure of 41 women and three minors killed by gender violence in Spain in 2020, two of them in the Region of Murcia, or while in our Autonomous Community there continue to be, to this day, more than 3,000 active cases of gender violence with judicial and police protection measures, we will not limit our efforts to a commemorative date on the calendar, but we will continue working, without rest, 365 days a year ”, he added.José Vélez has taken advantage of his speech to remember the work of the members of the State Security Forces and Bodies in the fight against gender violence.
“Although today they have no distinction, we have other heroes, whose presence, and without the intention of establishing paradoxes, is not anonymous, but their work, perhaps, is.
And that is why I consider it fair to publicly acknowledge the quiet, silent, but relentlessly effective work of the National Police and the Civil Guard ”, he declared.The Government delegate has highlighted the work carried out by these agents, apart from their own work, training all the local police officers in the Region of Murcia in this determined fight against gender violence within the framework of the VIOGEN system of the Ministry of the Interior.
, to which, to date, eighteen city councils in the Region of Murcia have already been incorporated.The event, which was held in the Government Delegation, was also attended by the vice president and counselor for Women, Equality, LGTBI, Families and Social Policy, Isabel Franco, the Superior Prosecutor of the Superior Court of Justice of Murcia, José Luis Díaz Manzanera, the president of the Murcia Provincial Court, Miguel Ángel Larrosa, the colonel of the 5th Civil Guard Zone, Jesús Arribas, and the Superior Chief of Police, Alfonso Navarro.
Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia