| Counselor Isabel Franco details in the Upper House the actions of attention to the victims promoted in the Region during the state of alarm and the projects within the framework of the State Pact | The Ministry of Women, Equality, LGTBI, Families and Social Policy has created a pioneering point in the Region of Murcia for temporary reception and transit for accommodation, maintenance, coverage of basic needs and social and educational care for women in prostitution contexts and trafficking, as well as their children, who are also victims of gender violence. This was highlighted by the vice president of the regional government and counselor for Women, Equality, LGTBI, Families and Social Policy, Isabel Franco, in her speech today at the Special Commission for monitoring and evaluation of the agreements of the Senate Report on violence strategies in gender approved within the framework of the State Pact. According to the counselor, this device, launched during the state of alarm, "has become a key resource to go hand in hand with women victims of gender violence, and is being a reference for the investigation work of the Forces of State Security ". Franco, who addressed the situation of sexist violence in the Region before and after the state of alarm, indicated that "all autonomous communities are called to accompany those who are experiencing a situation of gender violence, promoting public policies that improve their quality of life and promote equality.
" In this sense, the vice president stressed that the Community of Murcia "is committed to the fight and eradication of sexist violence and, therefore, since the confinement began, we supported and reinforced the work we were already doing to contain and assist in the best way possible for those who suffer violence.
" The cases of women who have received care in the specialized centers for women victims of gender violence (CAVI and PAE) have increased by 1,894 between March and June of this year compared to the previous one.
Therefore, "it has been essential to be closer than ever, despite the physical distance, providing support and accompanying them individually by phone, video call or in person," Franco added. Fight against sexist violence during confinement During the confinement, services and resources have been maintained, new awareness programs and campaigns have been created, action protocols have been improved and new protocols have been innovated with more specific and adapted to the circumstances, such as providing accommodation to homeless people. Thus, initiatives have been launched in anticipation of possible distress situations, such as the temporary reception and transit system and the hiring of technical and logistical resources for the accompaniment service for women in prostitution contexts.
In addition, various awareness campaigns were developed, such as 'If you hear it, call' or the one carried out together with the Official College of Pharmacists, 'Marcarilla 19', aimed at seeking citizen collaboration in reporting cases of sexist violence that may occur.
be producing during confinement and deter offenders. State Pact against gender violence in Murcia The effort of the Community to comply with the rights of women victims of gender violence is reflected in compliance with the State Pact.
For example, with the reinforcement of prevention and awareness in the educational and local sphere, improving the institutional response to this scourge, coordinating and working in a network with different institutions and with programs such as 'Ilusiona-t', which offers 'online' training for improve the labor insertion of women or 'Empoder-Arte', so that they learn a craft trade. Improving assistance, aid and protection to victims is another of the great priorities of the State Pact.
The Region has seven shelters, six Specialized Attention Points (PAE), 16 shelters for women victims with addiction problems, and 22 specialized centers for specialized care for women victims of violence (CAVI) that have attended this year to 16,729 women, an average of 1,500 per month. It is not only women who suffer violence from their abuser since, in many cases, their children are the real victims.
Hence, their assistance and protection have been intensified together with the Association for the Development of Mental Health for Children and Youth I Want to Grow, which provides them with psychological care. In addition, the Psychological Attention Service for minors exposed to gender violence (SAPMEX) has attended 569 minors this year; the Viogen Family Meeting Point, with five locations, has cared for 45 families, and the Emergency Center has helped 82 women and 49 minors to have an immediate shelter. "All these actions, Franco indicated, show that the Region complies with the State Pact against gender violence, because it is a right of women that must be made visible to all of society." "In a scenario of economic difficulties among women who are economically dependent on their aggressors, which will make it impossible for them to break that bond on many occasions, we will continue working on new employability projects, such as the 'Carmen Project', which allows them sufficient autonomy to come and report", added. Likewise, two reception resources will be launched, one specific for pregnant women and the other for women with mental health problems, as well as 'Punto Violeta' to address sexual violence with a comprehensive awareness and training program.