Benidorm condemns the last sexist crime that occurred yesterday in Villajoyosa


September 14, 2021
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The city of Benidorm condemned the latest sexist crime in the neighbouring town of Villajoyosa, where a 40-year-old woman was allegedly beheaded by her husband, who later took his own life. The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, together with the Councilor for Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, has presided today in the Plaza de SSMM Reyes de España a silent rally in memory of the victim, with which members of the Corporation and neighbours have wanted to show his rejection of this new murder. 

With this new crime, 34 women have already been murdered in Spain by their partners or ex-partners so far in 2021. The figure rises to 1,112 women since 2003, the year in which deaths due to gender violence began to be counted. 

From the Department of Equality they have recalled that the City Council has staff specialized in gender violence to provide free advice to any woman who feels threatened. Likewise, it insists that victims have the free phone number 016, which leaves no trace on the telephone bill, although it is advisable to remove it from the mobile call log. This service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and in 52 languages.