The second vice-president and councilor for Social Services, Equality and Housing, Susana Camarero, has presented this year's campaign of the Generalitat for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which, under the slogan 'A tu no et it hurts?' seeks to "involve the whole of society in the fight against this cycle and influence the importance of the victim's environment reporting".
During the presentation event, which was attended by the Regional Secretary of Equality and Diversity, Asunción Quinzá, and the Commissioner for the Fight against Violence against Women, Felipe del Baño, the second vice-president explained that the 25N campaign aims, in a "direct and harsh" way, that society "does not look the other way in this fight" and, above all, to encourage victims, relatives and friends to "report and bring their situation of violence to the attention of professionals ”, because reporting “saves lives”.
This government, he insisted, believes that the fight against gender violence "is a matter of the State in which unity must prevail, in which it is necessary that society and also the political parties have as their sole objective the "to help the victims and their daughters and sons to get out of the spiral of violence, because it is possible to do it".
'Doesn't it hurt?'
In her speech, Susana Camarero highlighted the key aspects on which Equality will focus most to fight this violence: prevention, awareness and education, and to do so, she assured, "we will carry out campaigns that are visible, notorious and, above all, useful", like this year's.
'Doesn't it hurt you?', as he pointed out, is aimed at the whole population, in general, and the youngest, in particular, with the idea of conveying that sexist violence "must hurt us all and all".
Thus, the campaign uses four messages with data and figures related to this violence: "That 80% of the murders of women occur without prior reporting; that less than 2% of the complaints are from relatives and relatives of abused women; that during 2023 more than 52 women have been murdered, 5 of which in the Valencian Community, and that many women continue to feel that they have some responsibility for the abuse they receive, 'Doesn't it hurt you?'".
It should be noted that this year, for the first time, the campaign posters have been prepared, in addition to being done in Valencian and Spanish, in English. As indicated by the second vice-president, it has been detected that many victims are foreigners and it has been taken into account that there are large areas in the Valencian Community, such as the Marines and Baix Segura, or in the universities, where there are residents and foreign students, therefore, it is "fundamental" to make known the available resources and raise awareness among the youngest.
On the other hand, the head of the Department of Equality has announced, as a novelty and within the policies of awareness and prevention, the first edition of awards "in recognition of people and entities that have stood out in their career in the fight against violence against women".
Together with the Conselleria, representatives of the deputations of Valencia, Castellón and Alicante, as well as the Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, representative entities of local power and institutions closer to the citizenry have deliberated to decide which people and institutions could be deserving of recognition.
The award winners, who will be announced next week, will be given the work 'The infinite embrace', made especially for this occasion by the Valencian artist Vicente Marzal, a young Valencian painter and sculptor who, despite its youth, it already has a recognized prestige and has paved the way by normalizing a disability and breaking down barriers.
The painting, explained Susana Camarero, "is a tribute to the woman, to the woman herself, but also to the fighting woman, the woman who suffers, a woman who receives support, help and welcome from society in her difficult times, and also their daughters and sons, who suffer like them from violence".