Spain reports seven femicides so far in 2023 | News

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Spanish authorities reported this Friday that so far in 2023, the victims of feminicide have increased to seven; while 1,189 women have been murdered since 2003, the year in which the events began to be recorded.


They report 49 femicides in Spain in 2022

The Government Delegation against Gender Violence confirmed the femicide of Catarina, a 64-year-old woman in the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, on January 31 for alleged gender violence.

The agency stressed that this femicide is the third to occur in Andalusia and in this case, there were no complaints "against the alleged attacker, a 65-year-old Swiss citizen" who was a partner of the victim, from whom he was separating, and "the He murdered with a firearm and then committed suicide, for which reason he cannot be tried."

Similarly, the Spanish entity also reported that the women murdered as a result of a femicide amounted to 49 in 2022.

For her part, the Secretary of State for Equality and Against Gender Violence, Ángela Rodríguez Pam, assessed that “January ended with seven fatalities from sexist violence. The last one, a woman murdered days after convening the Ministry of Equality, the second crisis committee with the Autonomous Communities (CC.AA.) after the rebound in cases.

"We continue looking for tools, working until we are not Ni Una Menos," said Ángela Rodríguez.

Another data registered from the Government shows that in 2021 48 femicides were reported, one less than those specified in 2022.

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