It’s been
«Everyone has the right to life, liberty and
security of person»
Article 3

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Gender Violence

The “Spanish” side of the story
Gender Violence
The “Spanish” side of the story
• Historical background
• Gender violence is not
a problem confined to
the...
Gender Violence
The “Spanish” side of the story
• Historical background
• Gender violence is not
a problem confined to
the...
Gender Violence
The “Spanish” side of the story
• Historical background
• Gender The kick off not
 violence is
a problem ...
The Kick Off
 The sex will not be a reason for
any privilege

 Right to be elected but not vote
 Divorce Law
 Legaliza...
The wipe out
 Age of majority for women was 25
y.o.

 The father tutelage finished when
the woman was married or she
ent...
Renaissance
Equality Principle, Art. 14
Constitution 1978
Penalty of continuous maltreatment
and abuses 1989
The sexual...
Gender Violence
The “Spanish” side of the story
• Historical background
• Gender violence is not
a problem confined to
the...
Gender Violence
The “Spanish” side of the story
• Historical background
• Gender violence is not
a problem confined to
the...
An Integrated Law
 The Act extends its scope to
preventive, educational, social,
welfare and victim support initiatives
...
Main changes
 Awareness measures
 Education system
 Health system
 Communication & Advertising
 Judicial measures

A...
Victims’ rights
 Right to integrated social
assistance
 Legal aid

 Labour rights
Economic rights & Support

 Informa...
Victims’ rights
Integrated Social Assistance
 Information to victims
 Psychological assistance
 Social assistance

 Mo...
Victims’ rights
Legal Aid

 All victims of gender violence have
the right to:
Be defended and represented by a
lawyer or ...
Victims’ rights
Labour rights
 Reduction or re-organisation of
their working hours

 Geographical mobility
 Change of w...
Victims’ rights
Economic rights & Support
 Social Aid: Lump-Sum benefit
Housing resources
 Emergency Centres
 Shelter ...
Victims’ rights
Information Resources &
Telematic Control
W.R.A.P: (Web Support Resources
and Prevention against GV)
016...
Gender Violence
The “Spanish” side of the story
• Historical background
• Gender violence is not
a problem confined to
the...
Results & Statistics
Results & Statistics
Results & Statistics
Number of deaths
Until 20th Feb./

/ All year
Gender Violence
The “Spanish” side of the story
• Historical background
• Gender violence is not
a problem confined to
the...
The Financial Crisis
General Impacts

 Reduction about 24, 1% in
equality (18.95 million of Euros)

 Prevention of gende...
The Financial Crisis
The consequences go beyond
the victim...
 Reduction 70% advertising campaigns
 Reducing number of l...
The Financial Crisis
The consequences go beyond
the victim...
Reduction in education, healthy,
therefore staff training f...
More 74% the mortal victims do not make a complaint. In
Spain out of every ten women killed by their partner between
seven...
Gender Violence

Article 5
Universal Human Rights Constitution

“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel,
inhuman...
Thank you
Presenter
Yolanda Serrano-Montaño
Lawyer - yolandaserrano@live.com
Technical cooperation & media advisor
Inês P....
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Gender Violence Project presented to the World Bank in Sydney and Dili by Yolanda Serrano - expert in Gender Violence and law in Spain - May 2013

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Gender Violence: The spanish side of the story

  1. 1. It’s been
  2. 2. «Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person» Article 3 UN photo
  3. 3. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story
  4. 4. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story • Historical background • Gender violence is not a problem confined to the private sphere • Results & Statistics • The Financial Crisis
  5. 5. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story • Historical background • Gender violence is not a problem confined to the private sphere • Results & Statistics • The Financial Crisis
  6. 6. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story • Historical background • Gender The kick off not  violence is a problem confined to the private sphereout  The wipe • Results Renaissance  & Statistics • The Financial Crisis
  7. 7. The Kick Off  The sex will not be a reason for any privilege  Right to be elected but not vote  Divorce Law  Legalization of abortion
  8. 8. The wipe out  Age of majority for women was 25 y.o.  The father tutelage finished when the woman was married or she entered a convent  The husband was authorised to beat the spouse and his sons and daughters if he did not injure them  From 1975, the wife is not under any obligation to obey her husband
  9. 9. Renaissance Equality Principle, Art. 14 Constitution 1978 Penalty of continuous maltreatment and abuses 1989 The sexual harassment at work is typified in 1995 The first time psychological abuse becomes a crime 1999
  10. 10. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story • Historical background • Gender violence is not a problem confined to the private sphere • Results & Statistics • The Financial Crisis
  11. 11. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story • Historical background • Gender violence is not a problem confined to the private sphere  & Integrated • Results AnStatistics Law  Main Changes • The Financial Crisis  Victims’ rights
  12. 12. An Integrated Law  The Act extends its scope to preventive, educational, social, welfare and victim support initiatives  The punitive response  A Fund shall be established
  13. 13. Main changes  Awareness measures  Education system  Health system  Communication & Advertising  Judicial measures Administrative Bodies
  14. 14. Victims’ rights  Right to integrated social assistance  Legal aid  Labour rights Economic rights & Support  Information resources & telematics control
  15. 15. Victims’ rights Integrated Social Assistance  Information to victims  Psychological assistance  Social assistance  Monitoring of women's rights claims  Educational support to the family unit  Support to employment training and insertion
  16. 16. Victims’ rights Legal Aid  All victims of gender violence have the right to: Be defended and represented by a lawyer or Court Representative.
  17. 17. Victims’ rights Labour rights  Reduction or re-organisation of their working hours  Geographical mobility  Change of workplace  Suspension of employment with their post reserved, and  Termination of their employment contract under legal situation of unemployment
  18. 18. Victims’ rights Economic rights & Support  Social Aid: Lump-Sum benefit Housing resources  Emergency Centres  Shelter Centres  Protected apartment  R.A.I Insertion Income
  19. 19. Victims’ rights Information Resources & Telematic Control W.R.A.P: (Web Support Resources and Prevention against GV) 016 HELP LINE TELE ASSISTANCE SERVICES  Atenpro  Wrist bands or electronic devices
  20. 20. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story • Historical background • Gender violence is not a problem confined to the private sphere • Results & Statistics • The Financial Crisis
  21. 21. Results & Statistics
  22. 22. Results & Statistics
  23. 23. Results & Statistics Number of deaths Until 20th Feb./ / All year
  24. 24. Gender Violence The “Spanish” side of the story • Historical background • Gender violence is not a problem confined to the private sphere • Results & Statistics • The Financial Crisis
  25. 25. The Financial Crisis General Impacts  Reduction about 24, 1% in equality (18.95 million of Euros)  Prevention of gender violence reduction 6.8% (22, 20 millions of Euros)
  26. 26. The Financial Crisis The consequences go beyond the victim...  Reduction 70% advertising campaigns  Reducing number of lawyers in legal aid & denial protection orders  Reduced budgets in care devices
  27. 27. The Financial Crisis The consequences go beyond the victim... Reduction in education, healthy, therefore staff training for education, health  Salaries reduction  Labour market precariousness  Impossibility of independence
  28. 28. More 74% the mortal victims do not make a complaint. In Spain out of every ten women killed by their partner between seven and eight had not reported them.
  29. 29. Gender Violence Article 5 Universal Human Rights Constitution “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”
  30. 30. Thank you Presenter Yolanda Serrano-Montaño Lawyer - yolandaserrano@live.com Technical cooperation & media advisor Inês P. G. A. Pinto

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