Nerja commemorates the International Day against Gender Violence

Nerja commemorates the International Day against Gender Violence

Nerja, November 25, 2019.-

The Nerja City Council today celebrated the institutional events on the occasion of the International Day Against Gender Violence, beginning in the Plenary Hall with a minute of silence for the last victim killed today in Tenerife. Then, the Councilor for Equality, Gema Laguna, has valued the fight against gender violence saying that "we must combine efforts and commitments if we want this violence to disappear."

The Manifesto, agreed by the eight Andalusian councils and approved by the Local Equality Council, has been read by the Lieutenant of the Civil Guard, Andrés Palomares, the Director of the Nerja Health Center, Noelia Jiménez, the Chief of the Local Police , Francisco Iranzo, the legal advisor and the informant of the Municipal Center for Information to Women, Leticia Pineda and Mercedes Fuentes.

After the reading, the events have continued on the Balcón de Europa where the representatives of the women's associations of our municipality and Farolillos Rojos have paid tribute to the 52 women and the 3 minors killed during the last year.

The events have ended with the reading of a manifesto by a student of the IES ?El Chaparil?, representing the entire educational community, highlighting the importance of education as a tool for the eradication of gender violence, and a work theatrical performance by the group Pies Sucios.

The events were attended by the mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, along with members of the corporation.

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